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Clarence "Doc" Noe

Inducted 1995

For more than 20 years until his recent retirement, “the buck”, when it came to interscholastic athletics in Broward County, stopped at the desk of Dr. Clarence “Doc” Noe.

As director of athletics for the Broward County School System and, as such, the commissioner of the Broward County Athletic Association, Noe was responsible for overseeing the diverse athletic programs of more than 20 of the fastest growing senior high schools in Florida.

Noe was born in 1929 in Nabb, Ind. He graduated from New Washington High School in 1947. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force. After lettering in baseball for two years at the University of Louisville, Noe attended and graduated from Indiana University.

He began his teaching and coaching career at Lexington High School in Indiana in 1954. In 1957, he made the move to Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, where he remained as teacher, coach and dean until 1967. Noe then moved to the county office to supervise the county’s drivers education, health and physical education programs until his appointment to the position of director of athletics in 1972.

A former track coach, Noe has served as meet referee for the FHSAA Track & Field Finals almost every year since 1968. He is a member of the Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame.

Noe has received numerous honors from both state and national associations of athletic administrators.

Since his retirement in 1996, he has worked part-time with the Southern Association of Secondary Schools as the chair for visiting teams in evaluating schools. Beginning in January 2005, Noe will serve as an adjunct instructor for Nova Southeastern University, teaching the three required courses for state certification in drivers education for teachers.