Jill R Noble
Jill was born in Ashland, Ohio and began her athletic career by participating in the tennis and softball programs offered by the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department at Brookside Park. In the last few years of elementary school, she was also a member of the gymnastics team at the Ashland YMCA. By the time she had graduated from high school she had earned seven varsity letters; two in volleyball, two in basketball, and three in track.
As a junior at Ashland High School, Noble was a member of the Cardinal Conference and Sectional Tournament Championship Volleyball Team and received the Best Hitter Award. She had the best goal percentage on the basketball team and received the Most Valuable Runner and the Most Running Points Award as a member of the Cardinal Conference Championship track team.
As a senior at Ashland, she was voted the Most Valuable Volleyball Player and received the Best Sever Ward and the Best Hitter Award. She led the basketball team in assists and received the Most Valuable Runner and the Most Running Points Award for the second year in a row in track. Noble held records in the 100-meter hurdles and as a member of the 400-meter relay team.
After graduation, Jill attended Heidelberg College and participated in both volleyball and track as a freshman. After earning her first volleyball varsity award as a freshman, she returned as a sophomore to be named Most Valuable Player of the team and was selected to the second team All-OAC. During her junior year, she served as team co-captain and was selected to the second team All-OAC and received All-Ohio Honors as well as being selected as the Most Valuable Player. As a senior, she served as co-captain and was selected to the first-team All-OAC and All-Ohio. The team finished in first place in the OAC and she was again selected as the Most Valuable Player for the third year in a row.
After graduation in 1987, with a degree in Education and Mathematics, she was hired at Colonel Crawford High School to teach Mathematics and Science as well as coach varsity volleyball and junior high track. She is starting her sixteenth year at Crawford and is currently teaching Math Essentials, Algebra II, Senior Math, and College Calculus. She is currently the assistant high school track coach and has served as head volleyball coach since 1987. She has led her teams to sectional crowns in 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, and 1999. Her teams have also won two district runner-up titles in 1990 and 2000 and were North Central Conference Champions in 1997. She is currently thirteen wins away from hitting a career high of 200 wins.
She furthered her education at Ashland University graduating with a Masters Degree in supervision in 1996. She is a member and past president of the Colonel Crawford Teachers Association, a member of OEA and NEA, and is currently the vice-president of the teachers association.
Jill is the daughter of Barbara L. Malone and the late James W. Nobel and has one sister, Nancy L. Noble who was also inducted into the Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame in 200. In her spare time she enjoys spending time her family and friends.
Nominator: Nancy L. Noble