Meet our Coaches
Nothing could ever get done without the help of our coaches, and we have one of the best staffs.
Aaron Desmonds - Varsity Head Coach
Aaron is entering his 5th year coaching High School Baseball, all at East Noble. His first 3 years was an assistant for both Varsity and JV levels, In 2017 he became the Head Varsity Coach for the Knights. The Knights were 16-11 in Aaron’s first year at the helm, finishing 2nd place in the NE8 conference with a 5-2 mark. That was the best conference finish since the early-mid 90's. Aaron is a 2004 East Noble Graduate where he was a 4 time letter winner in baseball. In 2004 he was selected to the first team all-state and all conference teams as a middle infielder. He was also named the KPC media baseball player of the year.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Robin and his other family and friends. He also enjoys playing and watching sports. He is an avid Purdue fan and alum.
Nathan Jones - Assistant Varsity Coach / Pitching Coach
Nathan is entering his 7th year coaching High School Baseball, and 5th at East Noble. His first 2 years he was at Hamilton Community Schools as Varsity Assistant then Co-Head Coach in the 2nd year. Following that he came back to East Noble where he played. Nathan's first 2 years back he was JV Assistant with Larry Leighty, then became Aaron's Varsity Assistant when he became Head Coach. Nathan is a 2003 East Noble Graduate where he played Soccer, Wrestling, and Baseball (3 Varsity Letters). He was 2001 Most Improved and 2002 Defensive MVP on the Baseball team.
In his free time he enjoys being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, attempting to surf on the lake, spending time with his wife Meagan, daughter Charlie, and pets Maya, Jas, and Bela.
Larry Leighty - JV Head Coach
Larry is entering his 12th year coaching at East Noble Baseball. He returned to the field where he was an 1978 graduate of East Noble. Before he started helping coach at the High School he was a Kendallville Youth Baseball Commission Member from 1989-2007. During his time on the Youth Baseball Commission Larry also served as the League's President between 1996-2007. The following 2 years he was an East Noble Baseball V/JV Assistant for Coach Irons. Starting in 2010 he became the Head JV Coach, which is the position he still currently holds.
Larry has been married to Janice since 6/11/88. In his time away from the Baseball field he works at B&J Production in Albion, IN, and MOST of all he enjoys spending time with his 10 wonderful grandchildren.
Jason Meade - JV Assistant Coach
Jason is an East Noble graduate of the 1998 class. He has been coaching baseball for 17 years between KYB, travel baseball, Central Noble, and now East Noble. In 2009 Jason started the Kendallville Titans baseball program. Then in 2014 he joined Central Noble's baseball program as the JV Assistant for 1 year and Varsity Assistant the following 2 years. He joined East Noble's baseball program as JV Assistant this past year, 2017. Along with coaching, he started Hit the Field Sports in 2013 where they specialize in Youth Baseball and Softball Tournaments.
He has been married to Whitney since 2010 and have 2 wonderful children Lexi and Parker. Jason enjoys all sports and loves to fish. His 3 favorite words are: GO CUBS GO!
Meagan Jones - Athletic Trainer
Meagan begins her 11th year at East Noble High School. Meagan began working at East Noble right after graduating from DePauw University in 2007, and has worked for SportONE/Parkview Sports Medicine since 2011. She is a 2003 graduate of Terre Haute North High School where she participated in swimming, track and field, and cross country. She continued her swimming career at DePauw where she was a Varsity swimmer all 4 years.
In her free time Meagan enjoys boating, running, watching football, and spending time with her husband, Nate, daughter, Charlie, two dogs, Jasper and Maya, and cat, Bela.