Coach Moore

Professional Accomplishments

  • Head Coach of first women’s track club in Arizona – Valley of the Sun Track Club 1962-1965
  • Founder and Head Coach Phoenix Track Club from 1965-1974.
  • Head Women’s Coach of the United States National Track and Field Team in the United States vs the Soviet Union June 1971 – Berkeley, California.
  • Organized and Director of the first national training camp for junior athletes – Los Alamos, New Mexico 1971
  • Founder and director of the Arizona Track Camp at Embry Riddle University – Prescott, Arizona, 1976-1986
  • Founder and head coach Quest Club of Arizona 1977-Present
  • Head of the United States Track and Field Coaches Association 1977-1979
  • Head Women’s Coach of the West Team at the Olympic Sports Festival in 1979 at the Air Force Academy
  • Meet Director of the American Continental Corporation 10k road race 1983-1987
  • Meet Director of the Canyon West Cross Country Classic 1985 to 2007
  • Meet Director of the Phoenix Marathon/East Valley Marathon 1988-1991
  • Race Director of the Health Care 5k 1993-1995
  • Co Meet Director of the NJCAA National Cross Country Championships in Tempe, AZ 1995-1996
  • Named member of the Arizona Running Hall of Fame in 2012

Employment History

2nd Lieutenant Artillery, September 1955 to August 1957
United States Army – Graduated from ROTC at Arizona State University as a 2nd Lieutenant artillery. Took basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and assigned to 13th Artillery Battery, 24th Division at Munsuni in the Republic of South Korea as a motor officer, aerial and forward observer with the infantry. Served 16 month in Korea. Completed tour of duty at Fort Ord, California, and was discharged honorably as a 1st Lieutenant. Served 8 additional years in the Active Reserve.

Classroom teacher, September 1959 to December 1975
Creighton School District, Phoenix, AZ – Taught 7th grade language arts and American History

Assistant Women’ s Track Coach, January 1977 to May 1977
Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ – Coached various running events including the sprints, hurdles, and distance events.

Head Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach, September 1977 to May 1995
Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ – Acted as the administrator and head coach for the women’s cross country and track programs at Phoenix College including budgeting, recruiting, organizing home meets, and coaching various events in track and field.

Sport’s Information Director, September 1992 to May 1994
Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ – Preparing weekly press releases for local media, kept records on all sports, maintained archive of sports information, and prepared information publication on each sport.

Sports Publicist, September 1999 to Present
NJCAA Region One, Phoenix, AZ – Organizing meet schedules, collecting meet results, posting results on web site, and sending to various media sources, publishing meet results, standings, and all conference winners.

Co Owner of Timing and Scoring Business for Cross Country and Track Meets  1995 – Present  


B.S., Architectural Drafting, Minor: Business/math, May 1955
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, GPA: 2.8, Major GPA: 3.0
Advanced work to earn teaching certificate September 1957-58

Honors & Awards

  • NJCAA National Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, Chicago, IL, November 1985 Women’s team won the National Cross Country Championship
  • 8 time conference champions in cross country in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
  • Coached 40 All Americans in community college competition at the NJCAA level.
  • Coached top athletes: Lois Drinkwanter and Jan Glotzer 1968 Olympic team, Mavis Laing national record holder at 400 meters, National Champions: Drinkwater, Glotzer, Laing, Trina Leopold, Sandy Marquez, Carla Jackson, Maria Tillman, Becky Allen
  • Lisa Weidenbach, winner of Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon (2), and Tokyo Marathon, Lynn Nelson, 1988 Olympic team in the 10,000 meters.
  • Named to Phoenix College Track and Field Hall of Fame 1995
  • Named to the NJCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame  2004
  • Named to the Arizona Running Hall of Fame 2012