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About Union

Union County College has a remarkable history as New Jersey’s first community college. We are known for excellence among regional colleges and universities.

Shawn Noel

Shawn Noel began his position as Union’s Athletic Director in October 2018. He brought with him more than 15 years of expertise in athletic administration, coaching, and business experience.

As Athletic Director, Shawn is responsible for the development, management, coordination, and supervision of Union’s 13-team intercollegiate athletic program, fitness center, and intramurals. He is expected to provide visionary leadership, strategic planning, and to develop the athletics program.

Prior to his arrival at Union, Shawn served as the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Brookdale Community College where he was part of four National, 14 Regional, and 14 Conference Championships. He helped maintain over a 90% retention rate of student-athletes, of which many earned above a 3.0 GPA and were named to a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Team.

Since 2014, Shawn has been an advocate for two-year college athletics in his position as the Region XIX Men’s Director. He also serves on the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Executive Board representing District II and is the NJCAA National Men’s Lacrosse Chair and serves on the Baseball, Cross Country, and Division III Sports Districting Committees.