Collaborative Leadership Seminar Features UH Baseball Coach Rayner Noble

Rayner Noble, head coach of the University of Houston's baseball team, will speak to high school students about leadership at the Rockwell Pavilion at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in the M.D. Anderson Library.

As one of only three coaches in the history of UH Athletics to achieve more than 400 victories, Noble is well versed in leadership. In 14 seasons, he has led the Cougars to three NCAA Super Regional berths, eight NCAA Regional appearances, three Conference USA (C-USA) regular-season titles and three C-USA Tournament championships, while amassing 499 wins. Noble has been named Coach of the Year three times. As a player, Noble was the first Cougar to earn Southwest Conference Player of the Year honors and the first UH pitcher to be named as an All-America selection.

Noble's presentation is the keynote address for the fifth Collaborative Leadership Seminar offered by UH. These are free, one-day seminars for Houston-area high school students. These seminars are a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, C.T. Bauer College of Business, College of Technology, College of Education and the ROTC programs known collectively as the "Houston Corps of Cadets." Previous speakers include former NASA astronaut Thomas Jones, UH Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin and UH President Renu Khator.

The seminar includes lessons on leadership fundamentals, characteristics of an effective leader, servant leadership, planning and implementation, teamwork and "followership", diversity and lifetime leadership learning. Two case studies are provided including a NASA team building exercise and an event that applies military planning principles to planning and organizing a high school prom.

"These are the only leadership seminars in the nation presented by ROTC units and their host university," said Col. Phil Bossert, UH Air Force ROTC commander. "This event supports the University of Houston's continuing community outreach, an integral part of UH attaining Tier-One status."

To attend this event, please RSVP by contacting Don Willis at or at 713-743-4932.


WHAT: UH Collaborative Leadership Seminars hosts UH Baseball Coach Rayner Noble
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20
WHERE: University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion
WHO: The Houston Corps of Cadets
3855 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004