Kate Moore Named Cougar Swimming Assistant Coach
PULLMAN, Wash. (August 21, 2020) - Washington State Swimming Head Coach Matt Leach announced Friday the hiring of Kate Moore as the Cougars' assistant coach.
Moore joins WSU as spending the previous 10 seasons as a member of the East Carolina University Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving coach staff following a decorated four-year career as a student-athlete at ECU. Moore worked the past three seasons as ECU's associate head coach, the previous two seasons as the head assistant coach and prior five seasons as an assistant coach.
"We are so excited to welcome another Cougar to this quickly growing family, Kate Moore! Kate brings a plethora of knowledge and experience, is dedicated to our sport, to her swimmers and to learning and growing in this ever changing environment," Leach said. "Kate's work ethic while at ECU showed how much she cares for her student-athletes and did every job under the sun to help her team grow. Along with her coaching experience and educational background, her experience as a former student-athlete is going to help our student-athletes develop, advance and contribute to our family-first attitude, academics-second mentality and our COMPETITION atmosphere, third. I can't wait to welcome Kate and her husband, Jake to Pullman and most importantly, our Cougar Family. GO COUGS!"
During Moore's time on the staff, the Pirates won four American Athletic Conference titles, sent nine athletes to the NCAA Championships and helped ECU claim 41 individual conference titles and 21 relay championships.
"I am extremely honored to be joining the Cougar Family. After learning more about Matt and his ambitions for the program, I couldn't be more excited to get started in Pullman," Moore said. "I would like to thank Coach Leach, Anne McCoy, Bryan Blair as well as the team and staff for welcoming my family to Washington State. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my coaching career and am looking forward to what the future will bring as well as being a part of the Cougar Family! Go Cougs!"
A native of Pottstown, Pa., Moore was a four-time all-conference performer, championship finalist and U.S. Open qualifier. As a junior in 2006, Moore achieved personal best times in the 200 and 400 IM, which were both ranked among the Top-10 times in school history. The following year Moore posted the second-fastest time at ECU in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard butterfly.
Moore's passion for the sport was on display even as a freshman and her diligence in the pool was rewarded as she voted the team's Most Improved Swimmer during the 2003-04 season. The following season she was the recipient of the ECU Coaches Award. At the conclusion of the 2006-07 season, she received the team's Most Outstanding Swimmer award.
Moore received her bachelor's degree in physical education in 2007 and earned her master's degree in health education in 2009.