In his first two seasons with the club, Noel has earned a 61-56-13 record after 130 games played. This past season, Noel helped guide the Jets to a 24-21-0-3 record.
Prior to his move to Winnipeg, Noel spent three seasons behind the bench with the Columbus Blue Jackets as an Assistant Coach before joining the Manitoba Moose in 2010.
In his third year with the Blue Jackets, Noel spent most of the season as an Assistant Coach before taking over from Ken Hitchcock as interim Head Coach on Feb. 3, 2010. The Blue Jackets finished the 2009-10 season with a record of 10-8-4-2 under Noel.