Noah Prince

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Noah Prince is a quizbowl coach, staffer, tournament director, and writer. He was the coach of the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) quizbowl team from ca. 2009 to 2014. He is a mathematics teacher at the Academy, having earned his doctorate in math from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Under Dr. Prince, IMSA won four consecutive IHSA championships and became a nationally competitive school.

Although the origins of his appointment are hazy, Prince was recruited to be IMSA's coach after the notorious Coach Czerny left his post. Whenever IMSA wins an IHSA state championship, Coach Prince loves to mention that he played in the IHSA series as a high school student, though he'd never have imagined he would be leading the winning team. His favorite pastime is one-lining non-computational math tossups and claiming that the lead-in was factually incorrect.

Prince now runs several regional tournaments in both history bowl and (typically non-centralized) quizbowl. One tournament he recently directed was the 2019 San Diego Regional History Bee & Bowl Championships. More significantly, however, he was the director of bowl playoffs at 2019 NHBB nationals.

In a blog post, Dr. Prince has mentioned that he had a bad experience applying to write for NAQT.

During the 2018-19 quizbowl season, Prince founded a new online quizbowl company called Qblitz. The Qblitz website runs online tournaments, beginning in Spring 2019, and it also offers statistical analysis to help players improve their game.