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Moore Hired as SC Director of Cross Country and Track

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From SCWarriors.com

 

Sterling, Kan.- Sterling College Athletics, and Vice President for Athletics, Scott Downing, announced today that Ronnie Moore will be Sterling College’s next Director of Cross Country and Track and Field.

Downing anticipates good things bringing on a coach with the experience that Moore has. “We are excited to add Coach Ronnie Moore as Director of Cross-Country and Track and Field.  Coach Moore is a leader who has coached at every level of college competition as well as high school.  He competed for and worked with two legendary coaches, John McDonnell at the University of Arkansas, and Pat Henry at Blinn College (now at Texas A&M).  An accomplished runner, Coach Moore brings his personal competitive experiences to share with our cross-country and track-and-field student-athletes.   Our student-athletes are anxious to work with Coach Moore and help him strengthen the Warrior program.”

Moore comes to Sterling after his most recent coaching stint at Kentucky Wesleyan College where he was the Associate Head Cross Country and Track Coach.

Before Wesleyan Moore was the head cross country and track coach / Residential Advisor, at Wentworth Military Academy & College (WMA), in Lexington, Missouri. He designed superior holistic student development programs during his tenure at WMA.

Previously, Moore completed two stints as the associate head cross country/track coach at Shorter University, in Rome, Georgia. Most recently in 2015-16 and priorly served as an assistant coach from 2007-09. During his most recent tenure at Shorter, he helped Alfred Chelanga become the first Hawk to win an individual National Championship.

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Moore began his coaching career at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas. While serving as head cross country coach and assistant track coach he helped lead the boy’s team to three titles, and the girls to two.

After his stint at Episcopal, Moore served in the same role at Pratt Community College in Kansas where both, the men’s and women’s, cross country teams qualified for the NJCAA National Championships.

In Moore’s first stint at Shorter, he assisted the Hawks in setting the foundation for national prowess. Under his direction, Shorter qualified for the NAIA national championships, turned in many record-breaking times, won its first conference championship, and produced a national champion in the high jump.

Upon leaving Shorter, Moore served as an assistant coach at Columbus State University. He led the Cougars to both, the men’s and women’s, Peach Belt Championships in cross country, while also coaching the runner-up finisher at the 2010 NCAA DII Cross Country National Championship.

He also served as an assistant on the staff at Campbellsville University for the 2013-14 season.

“I am excited about the opportunity to coach cross country and track and field here at Sterling College,” said Moore. “I look forward to adding to the rich tradition that Sterling has had in producing some great track and field athletes.”

“In addition, I would like to thank President, Scott Rich, Athletic Director, Justin Morris, and Vice President for Athletics, Scott Downing, for giving me the opportunity to serve as the head cross country and track coach. This is not just an opportunity to coach, but to develop our student-athletes holistically in all facets of their lives.”

“Additionally, I plan to implement a program to help participants improve lifestyle behaviors and set appropriate goals in the areas of academics and athletics, spiritually and socially, civility and self-advocacy, and community engagement. I look forward to seeing all who have offered their support from staff and faculty, alumni, and the local community at our future events on and off campus.”

Moore is a native of Houston, Texas where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, before completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Arkansas. As an athlete, Moore was a seven-time NJCAA All-American at Blinn College and the 1985 Texas Southwest JUCO Conference Champion in the 400m hurdles.

While at Arkansas, the team was a 2-time Southwest Conference Champion, and Moore won two NCAA triple crowns – having won titles at each, the cross country, indoor, and outdoor meets in a single season. He has also qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the 400m hurdles twice.

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