Kelowna Falcons

New Head Coach

After missing two West Coast League seasons due to the pandemic the Kelowna Falcons are optimistic that play will return to Elks Stadium in June and are proud to announce their new head coach.

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) prospect Doug Noce will guide the Falcons in 2022. He was signed by the Montreal Expos in 1990 after an outstanding collegiate career as a catcher, named First Team All-American in 1989 following his school’s Division II national title. He played two seasons in the Expos organization before turning his attention to coaching. He coached at the collegiate level for 10 years, three at his alma mater of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, then seven at Allan Hancock College (ACH) as the head coach and compiled a record of 136-86. Falcons’ General Manager Mark Nonis played and pitched for Noce at ACH.

Noce isn’t coming to Kelowna alone as his brother John along with catching/pitching coach Angelo Loomis will be joining him.

John Noce has spent the last 15 years as the head baseball coach at JW North and Ramona high schools in Riverside California. He played at both Sacramento City College from 1982-1984 in California and the University of Miami where he was a part of their 1985 College World Series championship team. He then traveled to Livorno Italy and spent four years playing and coaching before two more years in the Chicago Cubs organization where he was a short season coach in the mid-90’s. He has a wealth of knowledge and is looking forward to coaching the Falcons this summer.

Angelo Loomis has been part of the San Benito high school baseball program for the last 18 years. The school currently has four active Major League players and more than a handful of Division 1 & 2 on current rosters. In the last 14 years, San Benito has ranked among the best public programs in Northern California and coach Loomis brings a variety of skills to the program specializing in catching and pitching which he will bring to the Falcons.

Ryan Watters talked with head coach Doug Noce about the upcoming season in Kelowna which begins on June 3rd.

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