Varsity Baseball

Varsity Baseball

The Nobles baseball program has had a proud and rich tradition over the past several decades. Nobles baseball competes in the talent laded ISL (Independent School League) which is traditionally known as one of the strongest leagues in the New England Area.

The baseball team plays a very competitive 22 game schedule (15 ISL League games) while also facing several other formidable non-league opponents throughout New England, such as Cushing Academy, Dexter, Marianapolis,Tabor, Pingree and Phillips Exeter.

There are three levels of play for baseball players to participate in while at Nobles (varsity, junior varsity and middle school). Every player at each level will receive outstanding coaching and will be provided with the opportunity to learn, develop and improve their baseball skills on a daily basis.

Nobles baseball players in recent years have gone on to play at colleges such as Amherst, Babson, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Claremont-McKenna, Dartmouth College, LeMoyne, Siena, Trinity, Williams, US Naval Academy, Virginia Tech and Villanova. Woody Bryson ’12 (Villanova) signed as a free agent in 2016 with the New York Yankees.

The baseball program has been built on the belief that a team who is fundamentally sound and mentally tough is hard to beat. Coach Murray expects his players to be prepared physically and mentally for every practice and every game. Nobles baseball players are expected to act in a manner both on and off the field that their team, their school and their family can be proud of.

Rob Murray

Head Coach At nobles since

Coaching Philosophy: I like to think that our program does it the right way. We take pride in developing our players to be successful both on and off the field. Whether it’s between the white lines or in the classroom, we hold our players to a higher standard. Our team is taught that they are a reflection of the school, our program and their families.

Coaching Experience: This is my 7th year as the head coach, having previously been the assistant at both Nobles and Belmont Hill. From 2013-2017 I was the head coach of the Southeast Region team in the Bay State Games, where our teams earned two gold medals and a bronze. During the summer, I am the head coach of the Nokona Baseball 18U College Commit Team. Since 2013, I have held the title of Associate Scout (Northeast Region) for the Texas Rangers.

Playing Experience: During high school, I played football, baseball and ran indoor track. I continued playing baseball at Ithaca College and went on to play two years of professional baseball for the Richmond Roosters (Frontier League) and the Bangor Blue Ox (Northeast League).

Brandon Anderson

Assistant Coach At nobles since

Coach Brandon Anderson joined the staff in 2016. Coach Anderson will be in charge of outfielders and assist with hitting instruction. He is a 2003 graduate of Wayland HS, where he excelled in both football and baseball. Following his senior season, Coach Anderson was drafted in the 41st round by the Colorado Rockies. After high school, Coach Anderson played two years of JUCO ball at Rowan College at Gloucester County where he was on the 2005 NJCAA National Championship team, earning All-Region honors twice. After Rowan, he transfered to Georgia College & State University where he was named a NCAA/ABCA All-American and a two time South East All-Region selection. Following college, Coach Anderson played 6 years of professional baseball in the Frontier League. After pro ball, he decided to jump into the coaching ranks where he has made stops at Concord-Carlisle HS, Temple University and is currently an instructor for Nokona Baseball as well as the assistant coach for Nokona 16U team.

Bill Kehlenbeck

Assistant Coach At nobles since

Bill Kehlenbeck, Coach “K” as he is referred to by his players, was the head coach of the Bulldogs from 1987-2001. This will be Coach K’s 45th year of coaching baseball at Nobles.