After serving two seasons as a student manager with the Cal Poly baseball program, Jenna Noce is in her first year as Director of Baseball Operations for the Mustangs.
A transfer student from San Francisco State University, Noce earned her bachelor's degree in history in June, 2018, from Cal Poly. As a history major, she focused research on Cal Poly, particularly the baseball program. Her first paper, "Cal Poly Baseball: 1969-71" highlighted Coach Augie Garrido's lasting impact on the Mustangs baseball program, while her second paper, "How Cal Poly Athletics Maintained Success on the Chopping Block," looked into Cal Poly's baseball role in the move to Division I athletics.
Jenna grew up around the game of baseball.
Her dad, Doug Noce, played at Cal Poly and was the starting catcher for Cal Poly’s Division II College World Series Championship team in 1989. Doug was also named a Division II All-American in 1990. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1990, played in their farm system until 1992, and currently is a physical education teacher at Fesler Junior High School in Santa Maria.
Jenna's grandfather, John Noce, coached at the College of San Mateo for 31 seasons along with serving as an assistant coach for Team Italy in the 1984, 1992 and 1996 Olympics. John has been inducted into the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the College of San Mateo Athletics Hall of Fame, and the American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Jenna has four uncles on the Noce side. Paul played baseball at Washington State, later getting drafted by the San Diego Padres and going on to play professionally for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. Johnny played baseball at the University of Miami, which won a Division I National Championship in 1985, and is now the head coach at J.W. North High School in Riverside, Calif. Mike and Tony played football at Sequoia High School in Redwood City
Jenna is a 2014 graduate of Righetti High School in Santa Maria, Calif., where she was the head scorekeeper for the varsity baseball team and volunteered as an assistant to the school’s athletic trainer. While at Righetti, Jenna played three years of varsity volleyball and served as a team captain her senior year.
Jenna is the daughter of Tenaya and Doug Noce, both graduates of Cal Poly. Jenna has one sister, Sophie, a Righetti High School graduate who currently is a sophomore at Cal Poly.