Christophe Noblet begins his first season as men’s tennis head coach after serving the previous three years as Associate Director of Tennis for both programs. He began working with the Hatters in August of 2012 as an assistant coach for the tennis programs.
Noblet was named to his current post in July, 2015.
“This is a well-deserved promotion for Christophe and is based upon his performance over the past three years,” said Stetson Director of Athletics Jeff Altier. “Christophe had a tremendous mentor in (former coach) Pierre Pilote and is poised to continue the advancement of this already outstanding program.”
Noblet spent the past three seasons aiding Pilote with nearly every aspect of running Stetson’s tennis programs. Working primarily with the men’s team in 2014-15, Noblet helped guide the Hatters to a 12-10 overall mark and a berth in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship semifinals for the third straight season.
“Pierre was a colleague, mentor, and friend to me,” said Noblet. “He gave me an opportunity to prove myself as a coach, and I will be forever grateful for that.”
“I feel honored and humbled to serve as the new men’s tennis head coach, and I want to thank Stetson University President Dr. Wendy Libby, Jeff Altier and Associate A.D. for Compliance P.J Moses for trusting me in leading our men’s tennis team. I will work tirelessly to bring success and significance to this program.”
Since Noblet arrived at Stetson in the fall of 2012, the Hatters produced a total of 34 A-Sun all-conference honorees, including seven first-team selections. Included among those are former A-Sun Freshman of the Year selections Simon Julin (2013) and Loic Blanco (2015).
A native of France, Noblet played collegiately at Columbus (Ga.) State, where he earned national rankings in both singles (No. 31) and doubles (No. 2) in 2011. During the 2010-2011 season, Noblet earned All-American honors, and CSU advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four in both 2010 and 2011.
Noblet received his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Columbus State University and his Bachelor of Science at Universite Du Sud in Toulon, France in 2009.