Head Strength And Conditioning Coach For Football
is in his
first season as the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Texas.
comes to Texas after four years on Charlie Strongâ€™s staff at the University of Louisville
, where he
helped the Cardinals post a 37-15 record, including 23-3 mark over the last two seasons.
A native of Pensacola, Fla., Moorer
had an immediate impact on the Cardinals, helping a team that went 15-21 the three years prior to his
arrival, including a 4-8 mark in 2009, to back-to-back 7-6 marks his
first two seasons on staff.
In 2012, Louisville went 11-2 with a Sugar Bowl win over Florida, Moorerâ€™s alma mater, and in 2013 the Cardinals went 12-1 with a win over Miami (Fla.) in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Prior to his time at Louisville, Moorer was the director of strength and conditioning at the University of South Carolina from 1999-2009.
With the Gamecocks, Moorer managed four strength facilities and eight strength and conditioning coaches.
For four years he worked alongside Strong, who was defensive coordinator there from 1999-2002.
was presented with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning
Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association
in 2006, the highest honor that can be achieved in the profession.
Before his time at South Carolina, Moorer was the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Illinois for two years (1997-99).
Moorer earned his Bachelor of Science in health and human performance from Florida in 1992.
A former walk-on, Moorer earned a scholarship for the Gators, where he played inside linebacker for four seasons, was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 1986, led UF in tackles in 1988-89 and was the team captain as a senior.
As a player, Moorer
appeared in three bowl games -- the Aloha, All-American and Freedom Bowl.
After graduating from Florida, Moorer played linebacker for the San Diego Chargers in 1990 before moving to the Frankfurt (Germany) Galaxy of the World Professional League (later NFL Europe) in 1991-92.
Moorer returned to Florida in 1992 as assistant strength and conditioning and was named coordinator of strength and conditioning in 1995, a position he held until his move to Illinois in 1997.
Moorerâ€™s time as a player at Florida overlapped with Strongâ€™s second tenure with the Gators, while his
time as a strength coach at UF
overlapped with Strongâ€™s third tenure at the school.
Moorer also served as the personal trainer to former Florida running back Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher.
A 1986 graduate of Escambia High School, Moorer
and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Patrick II, and Kaleb Ivan, and a daughter Nina Rae.
Moorer is a 2001 graduate of the Sports Management Institute.