Raymond Noel Announced as the Vance County High School Athletic Director
Vance County Schools welcomes Raymond Noel, a lifelong resident of the area, as the Athletic Director for Vance County High School. Noel graduated from JF Webb High School in 2002, where he played football and ran track and field. He continued his education at Averett University, where he played football and served as a student assistant for their basketball program. In 2007, Noel graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and a minor in coaching.
Noel’s career immediately took off following graduation as he became the Assistant Football and Basketball Coach at Granville Central High School. He also served as the Driver’s Education Instructor. In 2015, he took on the Head Coaching position for the Women’s Basketball team and, in 2017, became the Athletic Director, during which time he led athletic teams to multiple-season victories through innovative training strategies. Noel earned his Certified Athletic Administrators Certificate through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Vance County High School Principal Rey Horner shared, “We are excited that Mr. Noel will be joining our district. We know his experience and dedication to athletics will continue to help our Viper programs flourish.” Noel and his wife, Michelle, reside in Granville County with their son, Blake. He will begin with Vance County Schools on July 1, 2022. He shared, “I am very excited about the opportunity to lead athletics at Vance County High School. Thanks to Mr. Horner and the administration for this opportunity. GO VIPERS!”