When Mark Noble speaks, even Mike Krzyzewski listens. The famed head basketball coach of the Duke University Blue Devils is only one of many sports notables, both home and abroad, who have retained Nobles services and sought his advice over the years. Little wonder. At 59, Noble is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the foremost exercise physiologists in the United States. Ive been very fortunate in my life to have had the opportunity to learn from so many people, Noble said. Probably the best part has been my associations with such a wide variety of people. Ive worked with, and learned from, so many people from the Europeans to people like Mike Krzyzewski and Johnny Dawkins at Duke. A native of Atlanta, he was born Dec. 28, 1950 and has been a resident of Huntsville for more than three decades. He has a BS degree in physical education and a minor in biology from Troy State University, graduating Cum Laude in 1976. He also has an MS degree in exercise physiology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, wrapping up his postgraduate degree with a perfect GPA of 4.0. At an imposing 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, Noble is well suited physically for his renowned reputation in the specialized field of exercise physiology. Since 1990, he has been the owner of Preventive & Rehabilitative Sports Medicine Associates, Inc. (PRSM) of Huntsville. He also owns Fitness Management Associates, LLC (since 2000) and Athletics, LLC (since 2004). Noble has worked closely with coaches and trainers at the local high schools, at UAH and at Alabama A&M as well as Huntsville Hospital and the NASA Medical Center at Marshall Space Flight Center. A Vietnam veteran, Noble served with the U.S. Army from 1970-73 and later directed the strength program at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. From 1986-2004, he worked with the Duke University mens basketball team as a consultant during a time when Krzyzewskis Blue Devils played in nine Final Fours and won three national championships. Noble has also been associated with many other college and university athletic programs in various capacities, including Clemson, Rutgers, Alabama, Texas A&M and UAB. He was the medical adviser for Team USA Handball for the 1980, 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games and has worked with the U.S. Figure Skating team. Noble has been a member of the Huntsville Sports Commission since 2000, serving as president in 2005. How does he find the time? Ive got a very great and understanding wife, thats how, Noble said. He and his wife Teresa have four children, ages 28 to 20: Kimberly, Heather, Robby and Ashlee.