Name: Rickey Noland
Hometown: Mandeville LA
Inaugural Year with Knights Knation: 2018
Bio: Rickey was a graduate of Denham springs HS prior to playing at LSU-Eunice Junior College where he was selected to the First Team All-Region Team (2006). He also helped guide LSU-E in winning the NJCAA Division II College World Series in 2006. He went on to play at Delta State University and was selected to the First Team All-Conference (2007, 2008), First Team All-Region (2007, 2008), Rawlings All-American Gold Glove Award (2007), Gulf South Conference Player of the Year (2008), First Team Daktronics (2008), Third Team All-American Catcher (2008), and a Top Three Finalist for the Dave “Boo” Ferriss Award given to the top collegiate baseball player in the state of Mississippi (2008). He then signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals and played three seasons (2008-2010). His coaching career started as a Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach at Delta State University with primary focus on catchers, hitting, and assistant recruiting coordinator (2010-2011). Noland’s high school coaching career consists of him serving as an Assistant Coach at Ocean Springs HS (2011-2016), Assistant Coach at Denham Springs HS (2017), Head Coach at Mandeville HS (2019-2023), and Head Coach at Fontainebleau HS (currently).