Scott Moore, a member of the Lock Haven wrestling staff for three seasons, is now the Eagles’ new head coach, the Pennsylvania-based school announced Monday.
Moore had been named interim head coach in June to replace Robbie Waller, who was released by Lock Haven in mid-May.
The school had conducted a nationwide search for a new head coach. Moore was one of three finalists announced by LHU on June 20, along with Central Michigan head assistant coach Jason Mester, and Lehigh associate coach John Hughes. Last week, each of the three finalists participated in separate public forums at Lock Haven.
Moore has been an assistant coach at LHU since August 2010. Prior to joining the Eagles staff, Moore spent six seasons at the University of Virginia, serving as head assistant coach (2004-09) and associate head coach (2009-10).
Moore wrestled for Penn State, then University of Virginia. As a Nittany Lion, he earned NCAA All-American honors and was a 2003 Big Ten champ at 141 pounds. He then headed south to Charlottesville as a senior, where he compiled a stunning 51-1 overall record (including 34 falls), and earned All-American honors by placing third at 141 at the 2004 NCAAs. Moore was also a two-time NWCA Academic All-American.
“I am excited that Scott Moore has accepted the position of head wrestling coach at Lock Haven University,” said Lock Haven athletic director Mark Sherburne. “His background within the sport, coaching experience, commitment to excellence, strong Pennsylvania recruiting ties and network, vision for the program and passion for LHU and the sport of wrestling are key assets that will facilitate the growth and success of our program moving forward.”
“I look forward to working with coach Moore and I am confident he will elevate our program to the highest levels on-and-off the mat and build upon our longstanding wrestling history and tradition,” added Sherburne. “I am also thankful to the search committee and the various groups that met with and provided feedback on the candidates that visited campus. The strong interest and participation added to the thoroughness of our process.”
“I am extremely excited about this new opportunity of restoring the wrestling tradition at Lock Haven University,” said Moore. “The future success of this program will be a collaborative effort from the staff, administration, and supporters.”
“This is an important time for Lock Haven Athletics and I look forward to doing my part in restoring the pride of our loyal followers and alumni,” added Moore.
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