Former University of the Pacific swimmer and NCAA B cut swimmer Taylor Moore has been hired by his alma mater as the next swimming and diving assistant coach, head coach Katelyn Herrington announced Tuesday.
Moore returns to UOP after a three year stint as the head coach at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, where his tenure included three straight CAL league championships, seven Sac-Joaquin section titles, four section records, 11 school records and eight all-Americans.
“I’m excited to welcome back Taylor Moore to the University of the Pacific and our coaching staff,” Herrington remarked. “Taylor’s enthusiasm, energy, and passion for the sport drove me to his hire. His ability to develop a positive team environment through the use of respect, trust, love, and commitment supports my vision for creating a competitive atmosphere, while focusing on establishing a habit of excellence academically, professionally, and socially.”
Moor’s familiarity with UOP however stretches beyond being in the pool. Two years removed from graduation, Moore came back to Stockton as a volunteer assistant for the 2017-18 year that saw five NCAA qualifiers and 12 school records broken for one of the best mid major swim programs in the country.
The Sacramento native spent five years as a member of the Pacific Swim and Dive program, highlighted by a school record in the 800 Freestyle Relay. Before Stockton, he was a two time section champion at Jesuit High School in Sacramento and a six time All-American in high school.
“I am excited to be coming back home to Pacific,”Moore said. “UOP is where my love for swimming truly developed and is what helped me become passionate about coaching. The team has shown they have a strong foundation and culture and I look forward to being able to build upon it even more.”
Moore also serves as the head age group coach for Spare Time Aquatics Sacramento. During his tenure, the program has seen three top 10 national swimmers, 38 team records, three Sierra Nevada League records, the award for the 2017 Most Improved Program and top three program accolades for 2018 and 2019.
Moore graduated from Pacific in May of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication.
THE TAYLOR MOORE FILE
- NCAA B cut swimmer at Pacific
- Broke Pacific record for 800 Freestyle Relay
- Two time section champion and six time All-American at Jesuit High School
- Coached Rio Americano High School to three straight league championships and seven section titles
- Helped lead Pacific to five NCAA qualifiers and 12 school records as volunteer assistant