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The Matt Noonan Podcast

The Matt Noonan Podcast

By Matt Noonan
Welcome to 'The Matt Noonan Podcast,' a show about sports, small business, entrepreneurship, and so much more!

Listener note: Our show has been rebranded from 'Noontime Sports' to 'The Matt Noonan Podcast.'
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Brendan McWilliams & Olivia Berry (Emmanuel College Athletics) (Episode 45)
Brendan McWilliams, who is director of athletics at Emmanuel College in Massachusetts, and Olivia Berry, who is the senior woman administrator, assistant sports information director, and softball coach, joined Matt Noonan for a Friday podcast discuss coaching to staying connected with student-athletes and staff during this time to mental health. 
November 6, 2020
Darryl Konicki (Little East Conference) (Episode 44)
Darryl Konicki, who is the Associate Commissioner for the Little East Conference (LEC), joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the creative content he and the conference are producing, including a recent campaign that encouraged the league's student-athletes to sign-up and vote with the following hastag: #LECVotes. 
November 5, 2020
Joe Malkin (Mass. Maritime Acad.) & Shawn Medeiros (Endicott College) (Episode 43)
Joe Malkin, who is the Director of Sports Information at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Shawn Medeiros, who is the Sports Information Director at Endicott College, join Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports college athletics roundtable to discuss creating content with no sports being played on both campuses. 
November 3, 2020
James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) (Episode 42)
James Baker from In The D3FB Huddle joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast on Thursday, October 29 to discuss a few NCAA D-III/small college sports news. Baker and Noonan also discussed which teams (and programs) would be leading their respective New England D-III football conference if games were being played this fall.
October 29, 2020
Will Baggett (The Blueprint for a Successful Career) (Episode 41)
Will Baggett, who is the author of The Blueprint for a Successful Career, joined Matt Noonan for a Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss not just his book - we learned the inspiration behind it, which is amazing! - and the various things he is involved with, both personally and in the college athletic world. Baggett will be one of four speakers for the Centennial Conference's (CC) Pillars of Excellence (PE) speaker series. 
October 28, 2020
Halley Griggs (Inside Lacrosse) (Episode 40)
Halley Griggs, who is the Women's Director for Inside Lacrosse & IL Women, joined Matt Noonan for a Friday podcast to discuss some exciting news from the women's lacrosse world - we learned earlier this week that Athletes Unlimited will be starting a professional league next July. Additionally, Griggs provided some insight on where things stand with lacrosse in the college world.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
October 23, 2020
UMass Dartmouth Athletics Roundtable (Episode 39)
Matt Noonan welcomes three members of the UMass Dartmouth athletic department - Mark Robichaud (Football), Linee Mello-Frost (Field Hockey), and Riley Thomas (volleyball) - for a brand new college sports roundtable. Noonan, along with his three guests discuss how everyone in their respective program is staying connected during this time while finding creative ways to engage with the coaches/student-athletes to keeping everyone upbeat and positive. 
October 22, 2020
Taj Dashaun (Athlete Career Transition Coach) (Episode 38)
Taj Dashaun, who is an Athlete Career Transition Coach, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast. Taj shares his story from being a college student-athlete to eventually becoming an entrepreneur within the athletic world by creating his own business to hosting a podcast and writing a book.  Visit Taj's website to learn more about the great things he is doing: Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube while following us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation. 
October 20, 2020
Ryan Irwin & Patrick Maddigan (Team IMPACT) (Episode 37)
Matt Noonan welcomes two members of Team IMPACT - Ryan Irwin (Regional Executive Director (Northeast)) and Patrick Maddigan (Director of Operations) - onto the podcast to discuss how the organization is finding creative ways for its schools (and athletic programs) to stay connected virtually with their numerous matches.  Find out more about the great work Team IMPACT does here: Stay connected with with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation
October 19, 2020
Matthew Glick & Jack Zamore (Gipper Media, Inc.) (Episode 36)
Matthew Glick, who is the CEO and Founder of Gipper Media, Inc., along with Jack Zamore, who is the CMO, joined Matt Noonan for a Noontime Sports Podcast conversation about how their company is helping various athletic departments, including the high schools with creating stunning content for their school's social media accounts and channels.  Learn more about Gipper by visiting their website: Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
October 15, 2020
KC Chhipwadia (CEO & Founder of Athlete Foundry) (Episode 35)
KC Chhipwadia, who is the chief executive officer and founder of Athlete Foundry, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss how he started his company, which was inspired through past experiences with NASA and the United States Navy. In addition to discussing his company, which started in 2015, Chhipwadia provides some inspirational words - and yes, some messages, too - about pursuing your passion and working hard.  To learn more about Athlete Foundry, please visit their website: Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube! 
October 14, 2020
Welcome Back Football Mondays! (Episode 34)
Football Mondays hosted by Matt Noonan officially return with some positive and thoughtful dialogue on a few stories and headlines from the past few days, including Alex Smith returning to the field for the Washington Football Team to the college football polls continuing to welcome new teams, and Sydney McCorkle becoming the first female student-athlete to play football in North Carolina. 
October 12, 2020
Tyler Cote (The Training Room) (Episode 33)
Tyler Cote is the General Manager and Co-Owner of The Training Room in Somerville, Massachusetts - he joined us for a brand new podcast, which was recorded late Thursday, October 8 in the afternoon, but available TODAY (Friday, Oct. 9, 2020). Cote and Matt Noonan (host) discuss how he and his staff have been able to master the virtual training, as well as discussed where the fitness world could be heading in a post-COVID world. 
October 9, 2020
Bridgewater State Athletics Roundtable (Episode 32)
Four members of the Bridgewater State University athletic department - Yasmina Carvalho (Women's Soccer Coach), Joe Verria (Football Coach), Kevin Roberts (men's soccer student-athlete), and Meghan Welch (field hockey student-athlete) - joined Noontime Sports the Podcast for a roundtable conversation about coaching, training and staying connected with their respective program during a pandemic. 
October 7, 2020
Drew Patno ("More Than A Name" Podcast) (Episode 31)
Drew Patno, who is a co-host of "More Than A Name" podcast, joined Noontime Sports the Podcast for a late Tuesday afternoon recording to discuss his time as a student-athlete at the University of New England to his current role as a graduate assistant with the Providence College athletic department. Patno also discussed the podcast he hosts with Luke Chiasson, as well as how the show started/came together. 
October 7, 2020
Football Friday with James Baker (Episode 30)
Matt Noonan and James Baker of In The D3FB Huddle cap the work week with a brand new 'Football Friday' Podcast - the duo discusses some recent news regarding winter and spring NCAA D-III Tournaments to the XFL returning in the spring of 2022. Additionally, Baker and Noonan highlight various NCAA D-III football players that were named semifinals for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy. 
October 2, 2020
Christian Heimall (Ast. GM at High Point Rockers Baseball) (Episode 29)
Christian Heimall, who is the assistant general manager at High Point Rocker Baseball, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss a variety of baseball topics pertaining toward both professional baseball in the Atlantic League to how his team found creative ways to stay connected with its fans during the pandemic. Additionally, Heimall and Noonan discuss their time with both the Pittsfield Colonials and Rockland Boulders, who used to compete against each other in the CanAm League. 
October 1, 2020
Neil Ravin (EHL Director of Communications) (Episode 28)
Neil Ravin, who is the director of communications for the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss how the league was able to begin its 2020-21 season earlier this month to new partnerships the league has established, along with some new content he and his team are creating for both the website and social media. 
September 30, 2020
Gregg Kaye & Doug Chin (Commonwealth Coast Conference) (Episode 27)
Gregg Kaye (Commissioner of the Commonwealth Coast Conference) and Doug Chin (Associate Commissioner) joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss a few projects and initiatives they're working on this fall to stay connected with their league's coaches, student-athletes and programs through both content creation with the Person of the Week to accepting a recent challenge by the Atlantic East Conference. Additionally, Kaye and Chin both discussed some student-athlete development programing they will be doing in the coming weeks. 
September 29, 2020
James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) (Episode 27)
James Baker from In The D3FB Huddle joins Matt Noonan for a Football Friday Podcast on Noontime Sports. The guys discuss the Pac-12 returning to some NCAA D-III news about Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine competing in November to some thoughts on both the NFL and college football. 
September 25, 2020
Cameron Brennan (Suffolk University Athletics) (Episode 26)
Cameron Brennan, who is a sports information grad assistant at Suffolk University, joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss hosting the athletic department's first-ever podcast - the Suffolk Sounds Podcast - and what he has enjoyed most about his conversations with the coaches he has interviewed thus far. 
September 24, 2020
Meredith Perri & Gage Nutter ( (Episode 25)
Meredith Perri, who is the High School Sports Editor, and Gage Nutter joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss the upcoming fall sports season in Massachusetts, as well as what it has been like to cover high school athletics during a pandemic. 
September 23, 2020
Jon Weilbacher & Andrew Marsh (Sports Law Weekly) (Episode 24)
Jon Weilbacher and Andrew Marsh, who are the co-founders of Sports Law Weekly, joined Noontime Sports to discuss their new platform they have launched, including their podcast, which can be heard on Apple Podcast and Spotify. Both Weilbacher and Marsh discuss their background in sports as well as why they wanted to launch/create a platform that provided legal insight from the sports world. 
September 22, 2020
Football Mondays with Matt Noonan (Episode 23)
Matt Noonan kicks off a brand new week of podcasting with some postgame  thoughts on his Dallas Cowboys coming back to beat the Atlanta Falcons to Russell Wilson throwing five touchdowns against the New England Patriots. Plus, who is Noonan buying into after two games? He shares his thoughts on the true 2-0 contenders. 
September 21, 2020
James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) (Episode 22)
It's #FootballFriday, which means we need to talk some football with James Baker from In The D3FB Huddle. Baker and Matt Noonan discuss the Big Ten's decision to come back to Tom Brady hopefully bouncing back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. 
September 18, 2020
Chris McKeon & Paul Bleau (Curry College Athletics) (Episode 21)
Chris McKeon, who is the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at Curry College, and Paul Bleau, who is the Sports Information Assistant, joined Matt Noonan for a Thursday morning podcast recording to discuss their podcast Colonel Cast, as well as the various content they are producing about their student-athletes for both the website and social media.
September 17, 2020
Creating New Content Due To Covid-19 (Episode 20)
Inspired by some other podcasts that have shared their story about Covid-19 shifting their business model and blueprint, Matt Noonan provides some insight - and yes, reflection, too! - on how the ongoing pandemic has changed the content calendar for both the blog and podcast. Noonan shares some of his favorite stories he has produced over the past few weeks and months, as well as looks ahead to what sort of content you can expect, both here (on the podcast) and blog. 
September 16, 2020
Noontime's NFL Week Two Power Rankings (Episode 19)
Noontime Sports' Matt Noonan breaks down the blog's NFL Week Two Power Rankings, which found the Kansas City Chiefs in the top spot followed by the Baltimore Ravens (second) and Seattle Seahawks (third). Noonan also shares some post week one thoughts on his hometown New England Patriots, which beat the Miami Dolphins. 
September 15, 2020
Football Friday with James Baker (Episode 18)
James Baker of In The D3FB Huddle joins the Noontime Sports Podcast for his first of many 'Football Friday' shows to discuss a slew of topics, including the state of high school football to the first week of the NFL to up and down college football. 
September 11, 2020
Welcome to Week One of the 2020 NFL Season (Episode 17)
Believe it or not, a brand new NFL season is set to begin this week - that would be Thursday, September 10 with the Houston Texans visiting the Kansas City Chiefs.  Matt Noonan shares some thoughts on the upcoming season, which will certainly be different due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but as of now, it appears the season will go on. In addition to some early/preseason thoughts, Noonan shares his predictions for every contest this week and weekend! 
September 10, 2020
Cole McNanna (The Sealy News Sports) (Episode 16)
Cole McNanna, who is the sports and education editor for The Sealy News in Texas, joined the podcast to discuss what it has been like to cover high school sports, including football, during a pandemic. 
September 9, 2020
Jessica Knight (Founder, League Coordinator for S3 Boston) (Episode 15)
Jessica Knight, who is the founder and league coordinator of Simply Social Sports (S3) Boston, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast on Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020) to discuss the challenges - and yes, the positives, too - with running an adult sports league during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 
September 7, 2020
Boston Celtics Chatter With Greg Dudek (Episode 14)
Prior to Sunday's (August 23) tip-off between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, Greg Dudek, who is a staff writer for SB Nation's Celtics Blog, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the team's current postseason run, as well as how the NBA's restart has gone these past few weeks. 
August 24, 2020
Jen McCaffrey on Baseball, Boston Red Sox (Episode 13)
Jen McCaffrey, who covers the Boston Red Sox for The Athletic, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss the current state of professional baseball, including what is happening locally with the local nine. McCaffrey provided some great insight about the labor debate earlier this year between the players, owners, and Rob Manfred, who is the commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB). Additionally, she did provide some silver linings for Red Sox Nation. 
August 18, 2020
Vermont Unveils Plans For High School Sports This Fall (Episode 12)
Ang Martinez, who is a sports reporter and anchor for WVNYWFFF (Local 22 & Local 44) in Burlington, Vermont, joined Noontime Sports The Podcast to discuss Tuesday's (August 11) announcement during Gov. Phil Scott's press conference about allowing the state's high school student-athletes to return to the playing field this fall, including football, which plans to play 7-on-7 touch football, not the traditional 11-on-11 full-contact game. 
August 12, 2020
Howard Herman on UMass Football Canceling The 2020 Season (Episode 11)
Our Tuesday podcast features a conversation with Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle to discuss today's news about the University of Massachusetts Amherst canceling its 2020 football season. 
August 11, 2020
The 2020 College Football Season Is In Trouble (Episode 10)
Matt Noonan returns for his first daily podcast of the workweek with some thoughts and yes, insight, too, on where things stand with the upcoming college football season, which could be canceled either today (Monday, August 10) or later this week. 
August 10, 2020
Will High School Football Happen In Connecticut? (Episode 9)
We wrap up the week with our fifth and final podcast with Shawn McFarland, who is a reporter from the Hartford Courant.  McFarland, who is a high school sports reporter with the Courant, provided some insight and thoughts about the state of Connecticut playing high school sports this fall, including football. 
August 7, 2020
Talking Lacrosse with Phil Shore (Episode 8)
Phil Shore joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast to discuss and promote his book Major League Life: Why Major League Lacrosse Players, Coaches, and Fans Share a Passion for a League That Often Goes Overlooked.  Shore discusses how he came up with the idea for the book after covering the league and sports for the past few years, as well as what he learned more about the league and sport. 
August 6, 2020
We Should Commend UConn Athletics For Its 2020 Football Decision (Episode 7)
The University of Connecticut announced Wednesday, August 5 that they would not be playing football this fall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And while many might be shocked by this news, the Huskies are the first FBS team to cancel its 2020 campaign.  Host Matt Noonan commended the UConn Athletic Department for this decision and hopes other big time college football programs (and high schools, too) will follow this decision so everyone can stay safe and healthy. 
August 5, 2020
College Football Players, Athletes Deserve Our Attention (Episode 6)
While we anxiously await an announcement from the NCAA regarding the 2020 fall sports championships, Matt Noonan shares some thoughts (and opinions) on a brand new Noontime Mini Podcast about why we must listen to the student-athletes that don't feel safe competing during a pandemic. 
August 4, 2020
The NFL Should Extend The Covid-19 Opt-Out Period (Episode 5)
Matt Noonan kicks-off the first week of our mini-podcast series - you can expect to hear an eight to ten (maybe 12 or 15) minute show on one subject every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Today, Monday, August 3, Matt Noonan shares his thoughts on New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty's comments on the National Football League's (NFL) opt-out period for Covid-19. McCourty is not a fan of extending the deadline to opt-out for the upcoming season an extra day while Noonan thinks there should be no deadline. 
August 3, 2020
Boston Cannons Coach Sean Quirk (Episode 4)
Fresh off his team's first Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship since 2011, Boston Cannons coach Sean Quirk joined Noontime Sports the Podcast to discuss his team's exciting three-goal win over the Denver Outlaws, as well as the future of the sport. 
August 1, 2020
Noontime's Take: Should We Shutdown The 2020 College Football Season? (Episode 3)
Noontime's Take is back with a short, mini podcast hosted by Matt Noonan that asks the following question: should we shutdown the upcoming college football season? Noonan explains why he believes it might be time to consider calling it quits sooner than later.  
July 31, 2020
Talking D3 Sports, Podcasts with Morgan Cheatham (Episode 2)
Morgan Cheatham, who is the co-founder of Inside D3, joined the Noontime Sports Podcast on Friday, July 24 to discuss his podcast/show, as well as what he has enjoyed most about highlighting NCAA D-III student-athletes, coaches, and schools.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And follow us on Instagram at NoontimeNation! 
July 25, 2020
Noontime's Back To Podcasting (Episode 1)
Noontime Sports is back to podcasting - yay!  We took a short summer break - well, more a few weeks off, but are excited to restart our podcast, which will highlight (and discuss) local sports news, business, tech, and so much more. And we are super-excited for you to join our show again! 
July 23, 2020