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Former longtime Broward County athletics director Noe passes away at 80

Broward County lost one of its longest tenured public servants when former Broward County Director of Athletics and Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame member Clarence "Doc'' Noe died Tuesday.

   Noe was 80.

   Noe had been battling congestive heart failure and kidney failure the past few years.

   As director of athletics and commissioner of the Broward County Athletic Association,
Noe was responsible for overseeing the diverse athletic programs of more than 20 of the
fastest growing senior high schools in Florida.

   Noe was born in 1929 in Nabb, Indiana, graduated from New Washington High in 1947, and
served two years in the U.S. Air Force. In 1957, Noe taught and coached for 10 years at
Fort Lauderdale Stranahan until he moved to the county office to supervise the county's
driver education, health and physical education programs until his appointment to the
position of director of athletics in 1972, a position he held until 1996.

   A former track coach, Noe also served as meet referee for the FHSAA state track and
field championships for 30 years.

   Noe is survived by his wife, Beverly, four children, and seven grandchildren. A
memorial service will be held Saturday, September 5, at 2 p.m. at John Knox Village in
Pompano Beach.