Greg Moore Named UW Pitching Coach
Aug. 10, 2009
SEATTLE - Greg Moore has been added to the Washington baseball coaching staff, head coach Lindsay Meggs announced today. Moore, who will handle pitching for the Huskies, joins Meggs and Dave Nakama, who was named an assistant earlier this month, on the full-time coaching staff.`
Moore comes to the UW after eight seasons as an assistant at the University of San Francisco.
'I'm excited to join Coach Meggs' staff,' Moore said. 'He's a builder in the truest sense. Along with his leadership, the school's tradition, the area and the vision for the program make this an exciting time for Husky Baseball.'
'Greg is one of the best young pitching coaches in the country,' Meggs said. 'Along with his ability to develop pitchers, he's a relentless recruiter, a quality person and he's very devoted to the academic side of college athletics. Greg is going to be a great addition to our staff.'
Moore originally joined the staff at USF in 2002 as a volunteer assistant coach. After that season, he was promoted to pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, the roles in which he served since. He was also in charge of overseeing the team's academic progress and helped lead the Dons to a 3.19 grade point average, an all-time high, in the spring of 2008.
In recent years, Moore has mentored a couple of high draft picks. In 2007, he coached Aaron Poreda, who was chosen by the White Sox with the 25th selection in the draft, the highest pick in program history. In 2008, he mentored Evan Frederickson, who was chosen 35th overall by the Brewers.
In 2005, the USF pitching staff posted the finest season in school history, leading the West Coast Conference with a 2.86 ERA. That Dons staff held opponents to a .234 batting average, also tops in the WCC. In 2004, the Dons set a school record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and tied a record with the most strikeouts in a single season with 389. The 2005 (2.86) and 2006 (3.77) Dons tallied the best team ERAs in the modern era.
As a player, Moore began his career as a pitcher at Long Beach (Calif.) CC before transferring to USF. A right-handed pitcher and catcher, he won the team's most inspirational player award in back-to-back years and the award is now named after him. He was also named to the WCC All-Academic team in 2001.
Moore earned his bachelor's degree in Education and also completed his master's in sports and fitness management in 2001. Moore is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in education. He and his wife, Taryn, were married this summer.