December 30, 2002

Moore Returns To NMU As Volleyball Coach

July 1, 1999

MARQUETTE â€Ã‚“ Jim Moore will return to Northern Michigan University for a second stint as Wildcatvolleyball coach, according to an announcement by Ken Godfrey, NMU associate vice president forathletics and recreation services. 

Moore,who will take over the position in early January, is very familiar with NMUvolleyball, having held the head coach position at Northern from 1989-93.  Hisâ€Ã‚™93 squad won the schoolâ€Ã‚™s first-ever NCAA national volleyball title. His â€Ã‚˜92team advanced to the NCAA finals and his â€Ã‚™91 squad to the quarterfinals.  Heled NMU to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)championships in 1991, â€Ã‚™92, â€Ã‚˜93. 

Moore went123-55 during his five years at Northern for a .691 winning percentage.  He wasselected the American Volleyball Coaches Associationâ€Ã‚™s Division II Coach of theYear in 1993 and garnered that honor for the GLIAC and the AVCA Great LakesRegion in â€Ã‚˜91 and â€Ã‚™92.

â€Ã‚œNorthernhas an excellent volleyball tradition â€Ã‚“ one Iâ€Ã‚™m proud to say I helped tobuild,â€Ã‚ Moore said. Ã¢Ã‚€ÃƒÃ‚‚œI am thrilled to have this opportunity to rejoin the NMU program.â€Ã‚

For thepast two seasons Moore has been the coach at Chico State University, aDivision II program that competes in the California Collegiate AthleticAssociation.  This past fall his CSU Wildcats went 18-8 overall and 14-8 inconference play for fourth place.  In 2001, Moore tookover a struggling program which had not had a winning season in seven years andled it to a 16-13 record.

Priorto CSU, Moorecoached at the University of Texas from1997-2000 where he went 84-38 and the Kansas State University from1994-96 where he went 61-34.  At UT, the Longhorns advanced to the NCAADivision I Tournament in 1997, â€Ã‚™98 and â€Ã‚™99. At KSU, his 1996 team advanced tothe second round and finished ranked 24th in the nation.

Moore ownsan overall career mark of 302-148-0 (.671), capturing his 300thcoaching win in a sweep of UC-Davis on Nov. 6.  He is a 1980 graduate of Long Beach State.

â€Ã‚œItâ€Ã‚™san honor that Jim would consider Northern for a second time,â€Ã‚ Godfrey said. â€Ã‚œHereturns to NMU with a wealth of success and experience, including some at theDivision I level.â€Ã‚

TheNorthern coaching position was left vacant with the departure of Scott Sandelto Division I Boise State in July.  Under the guidance of interim coach TracyHruska, Northern went 15-15 overall this past season, 9-9 in the Great LakesIntercollegiate Athletic Conference for fourth place in the North Division, andadvanced to the semifinals at the GLIAC Championship.

Moore ismarried to former Wildcat standout Stacy Metro, an assistant coach at CSU.  Metrowas a member of Northernâ€Ã‚™s 1993 and â€Ã‚™94 national championship squads and wasthe AVCAâ€Ã‚™s Player of the Year both seasons.

 

NOTETO MEDIA: A press conference will be held with Jim Moore when he returns to the NMU campusin January.  Details on the date, time and site to be determined.

 

Mooreâ€Ã‚™s Coaching Career

Year

School

Overall Record

NCAA Tourney(D 1/ II) Round

1989

Northern Michigan University

9-23-0

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1990

Northern Michigan University

15-18-0

--

1991

Northern Michigan University

27-9-0

Quarterfinals

1992

Northern Michigan University

34-4-0

Runner-up

1993

Northern Michigan University

38-1-0

Div. II Champion

1994

Kansas State University

14-13

--

1995

Kansas State University

21-12

NIVC Tournament

1996

Kansas State University

21-12-0

Second Round

1997

University of Texas

25-7-0

Sweet 16

1998

University of Texas

27-5-0

Regional Finalist

1999

University of Texas

22-8-0

Second Round

2000

University of Texas

10-18-0

--

2001

Chico State University

16-13-0

--

2002

Chico State University

18-8-0

--

Totals

 

302-148-0

1 D-II title, 3 D-II appearances,
4 D-I appearances.



 



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