UW Names New Women's Soccer Coach

January 15, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Anne Moore, who for the past two seasons hasbeen the head womens soccer coach at East Tennessee State University, hasbeen named head coach of the Wyoming Cowgirl program, Athletics DirectorLee Moon announced today.

Moore becomes the second head soccer coach in Cowgirl history. Herappointment is subject to University Trustee approval, said Moon. ASpringfield, Virginia, native, Anne and her husband Curt, have family thatlive in the Laramie area.

"I think that by hiring Anne it is a great demonstration of ourcommitment to the womens soccer program at the University of Wyoming,"Moon quoted. "She has great experience in the sport of soccer as anassistant and head coach at the Division I level. Anne brings everythingwe are looking for to the Cowgirl program. She has maturity, an overallknowledge of Division I soccer, recruiting experience at this level andorganizational skills."

"I believe her enthusiasm for her sport will help her to succeed atWyoming," continued Moon. "Anne has family ties to this area which shouldbring stability, and we are pleased that she and her family are coming toLaramie and the University of Wyoming."

Prior to taking the head coaching position at East Tennessee State,Moore was an assistant coach at Virginia Tech for four seasons, from1993-97. She was a graduate assistant for two seasons before serving asVirginia Techs first full-time assistant coach.

Moore also has extensive experience as a collegiate soccer player, asshe was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina State from 1989-93.While playing at N.C. State, Moores teams advanced to the NCAA Tournamentevery season, won an ACC Championship and twice advanced to the FinalFour.

"I am extremely excited," said Moore. "This is a great opportunityfor me and Im happy to be coming to the University of Wyoming. Theprogram is at a good point for me to take over as head coach. I am reallylooking forward to the schedule next year and being part of the beginningof a new conference."

"During my visit I was impressed with the funding for soccer, thesoccer facilities and it appears that the university has an excellentsupport staff," continued Moore. "My main priority when I arrive nextweek will be accessing the recruiting situation and meeting the currentplayers on the team."

Moore earned her undergraduate degree in 1993 when she graduated fromN.C. State with a bachelor of arts in communications. She then went on toearn a masters of education degree, with a concentration in sportsmanagement, from Virginia Tech in 1995.

Besides her university coaching experience, Moore also has served asthe Director of Coaching for the East Tennessee Soccer Federation and hasbeen actively involved as a coach for the Tennessee Olympic DevelopmentProgram.