JEFF MOORE

COACH, TEACHER, LEADER

Jeff Moore was an athlete — playing football, baseball and basketball — but not a tennis player until his senior year at Holland High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Knox College, then transferred to the University of Redlands to play tennis under legendary coach Jim Verdieck. After graduating in 1974, Moore became the first head coach for UR Women’s Basketball and began coaching Women’s Tennis in 1975. Within a year, the tennis team rose from the basement to second place in the division. In 1976, he moved to the University of Colorado where he coached men’s and women’s tennis. In 1982, after his women’s team finished 2nd and the men’s team 3rd in the Big Eight Conference, Moore became Head Coach for Women’s Tennis at the University of Texas in Austin.

During his 23 years at UT, the Longhorn Women’s Tennis Teams won two NCAA Division I Championships, had ten top-five finishes nationally, won 18 conference championships and boasted a 100% graduation rate. Named ITA National Coach of the Year in 1993 and Conference Coach of the Year eleven times, Moore credits his father, Bert Moore, and his UR coach, Jim Verdieck, with influencing his coaching and leadership styles. He has also coached middle and high school boys basketball and worked seven years as a teacher and administrator in independent schools. In his new career as CEO of Moore Leadership, he helps businesses and schools recruit and develop top performers. “I was extremely fortunate to have coached athletes who were driven by a purpose that transcended winning. I get chills thinking about how they pushed themselves and each other day after day!”.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • University of Redlands head coach for Women’s Tennis — 1975–1976
  • University of Colorado head coach for Women’s Tennis — 1976–1982
  • University of Colorado head coach for Men’s Tennis — 1980–1982
  • University of Texas head coach for Women’s Tennis — 1982–2005
    • 594 career wins — #2 in wins in NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis history
    • ITA Indoor Nationals Doubles Championships — 1992 and 1993
    • NCAA Division I Team Championship — 1993 and 1995
    • Advanced to NCAA team finals — 1992 & 2005
    • Advanced to NCAA Final Four — 1990, 1994 and 1997
    • Advanced to NCAA Elite Eight three times
    • Coached eighteen All Americans
    • ITA National Coach of the Year — 1993
    • Big 12 Conference Champions — 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
    • Named Tri-Big 12 Coach of the Year — 1999
    • 8 times Southwest Conference Coach of the Year
    • 6 times Southwest Region Coach of the Year
  • Chair of NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Committee — 1988–1989
  • Chair of NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee — 1989–1991
  • Member ITA Board of Directors
  • Member ITA Sports Science Committee
  • Director, Longhorn Coaches Clinic — 1986–1994
  • Co-Director Longhorn Tennis Camp — 1985–2005
  • Inducted into the University of Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor — 2002
  • Inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame — 2009
  • Inducted into the Texas Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame — 2012
  • CEO, Moore Leadership — 2011–Present (as of 2014)
  • Inducted into the Holland High School Athletics Hall of Fame — 2013