NOAH SANDERS | ASSISTANT COACH
Noah Sanders is in his first season as an assistant coach for Arkansas State after serving as a volunteer assistant the past three seasons.
Sanders has worked with the catchers and outfielders since arriving A-State and has handled first-base coaching duties during that time frame. He was instrumental in the development of backstop Stuart Levy, who was drafted in the 27th round by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2015 MLB draft. He was also responsible for aligning the defense during games and assisted in the offensive game plan. With the new position, Sanders will assist head coach Tommy Raffo, who will be in charge of the offense, in offensive game planning and will also have additional recruiting responsibilities.
In 2015, A-State's outfielders made just 12 errors and Levy threw out 19 runners trying to steal, which was the fourth most in the conference. After his increased role in the offense, the Red Wolves rallied to win seven of their final nine league games and won two games in the SBC Tournament for the sixth straight season.
In 2014 his outfielders committed just nine errors which was the second fewest among all outfielders in the Sun Belt Conference. He also helped Stuart Levy throw out 19 would-be base stealers during the year, the third most in the league in 2014.
Sanders came to A-State after serving as an assistant coach at Crowder College in 2012 where he was the team’s hitting instructor, worked with the catchers and assisted in recruiting.
Before Crowder, Sanders had a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Arkansas-Monticello and helped six players reach all-conference status during his time with the team.
As a coach at UAM, Sanders worked with catchers, outfielders and served as an assistant hitting coach. He also assisted in recruiting, player placement for summer leagues and camp coordination.
As a player, Sanders spent two years at Itawamba Community College before transferring to the University of West Alabama for two seasons. He spent the final year of his playing career at Arkansas-Monticello.
Sanders earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Arkansas-Monticello.