Moore Named UW Women's Soccer Coach

January 15, 1999


Anne Moore, who for the past two seasons has been the head womens soccer coach at East Tennessee State University, has been named head coach of the Wyoming Cowgirl program, Athletics Director Lee Moon announced today.

Moore becomes the second head soccer coach in Cowgirl history. Her appointment is subject to University Trustee approval, said Moon. A Springfield, Virginia, native, Anne and her husband Curt, have family that live in the Laramie area.

"I think that by hiring Anne it is a great demonstration of our commitment to the womens soccer program at the University of Wyoming," Moon quoted. "She has great experience in the sport of soccer as an assistant and head coach at the Division I level. Anne brings everything we are looking for to the Cowgirl program. She has maturity, an overall knowledge of Division I soccer, recruiting experience at this level and organizational skills."

"I believe her enthusiasm for her sport will help her to succeed at Wyoming," continued Moon. "Anne has family ties to this area which should bring stability, and we are pleased that she and her family are coming to Laramie 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, from 1993-97. She was a graduate assistant for two seasons before serving as Virginia Techs first full-time assistant coach.

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

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

"During my visit I was impressed with the funding for soccer, the soccer facilities and it appears that the university has an excellent support staff," continued Moore. "My main priority when I arrive next week will be accessing the recruiting situation and meeting the current players on the team."

Moore earned her undergraduate degree in 1993 when she graduated from N.C. State with a bachelor of arts in communications. She then went on to earn a masters of education degree, with a concentration in sports management, from Virginia Tech in 1995.

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