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Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
Jesse Moore
Assistant Coach/Director of Recruiting & Communication
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach/Director of Recruiting & Communication
Alma Mater: William & Mary '08
Phone: (919) 684-6285

Jesse Moore joined the Duke swimming and diving program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2012, and was named the Blue Devils' Assistant Coach/Director of Recruiting and Communication in June, 2015.

During Moore’s four seasons with the program, he has helped guide Duke swimmers to nine podium finishes at the ACC Championships. Leah Goldman became just the second female swimmer to garner all-conference accolades as a rookie during head coach Dan Colella's tenure at Duke after taking third in the 100-yard butterfly in 2015. The 200 medley relay of Kaz Takabayashi, Peter Kropp, David Armstrong and James Peek placed second at the 2015 ACC Championships en route to garnering the men's program's first 'A' cut in a relay event since the new qualification standards were implemented, and captured honorable mention All-America honors in 2016 with a 14th-place finish at NCAAs. 

The 2016 NCAA Championships also saw the Blue Devils qualify a program record seven swimmers on the women's side. The women's program sent a relay to the national meet for the first time in 2014, while Christine Wixted earned honorable mention All-America honors individually in the 200 breaststroke that same year. 

Diver Nick McCrory won a pair of NCAA titles on the platform in 2013 and 2014 while concluding his career the most decorated diver in the history of the ACC with 10 conference crowns.

Moore has directed the Blue Devils to increased success on the national level, as both the men's and women's programs entered the CSCAA Division I rankings during the 2015-16 season. The Duke men rounded out the year at No. 19 in the final coaches poll. In addition, a program record 18 swimmers with Duke ties competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, up from nine in 2012. The trials were highlighted by the performances of Michael Miller, who reached the semifinals of the men's 100 butterfly and finished top 25 in all four of his events.

Since arriving in Durham, Moore has also been key in the recruiting process, helping to sign four highly-touted classes of swimmers from across the globe. Most recently, he helped bring in a group of six female swimmers and divers that was tabbed the No. 11 recruiting class in the country, according to SwimSwam.

Moore came to Duke after previously spending two seasons at William & Mary, where he was a graduate assistant in the summer of 2010 before being promoted to the program’s assistant coach in the summer of 2011. At William & Mary, his responsibilities included overseeing the teams’ middle-distance and distance swimmers, in addition to assisting with recruiting and administrative duties.

During Moore’s tenure at William & Mary, the men’s team finished as high as third and the women fourth at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships. Under his direction, Tribe swimmers captured CAA titles in 10 events, broke 46 program records and turned in 17 NCAA provisional qualifying standards. Moore’s two seasons also saw the program have its first CAA Men’s Rookie of the Year honoree, first CAA Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and its first U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier. In addition, both the men’s and women’s squads were named Scholastic All-American teams on multiple occasions.

Prior to his arrival in Williamsburg, Moore spent one season (2009-10) as the assistant coach at Drexel. During that time, the Dragons’ swimming & diving teams earned CAA championships in two events and had five student-athletes garner All-CAA recognition. The teams also broke 12 program records and had one individual post an NCAA provisional qualifying time. In addition, the men’s and women’s squads were named Academic All-American teams for the 2009-10 season.

Before being promoted to the role of assistant coach, Moore also served as the graduate assistant at Drexel for two seasons (2008-10).

A four-year member of the Tribe swimming & diving program, Moore graduated from William & Mary in 2008 with a degree in neuroscience. He went on to earn a master’s degree in Public Health from Drexel in 2010 and an MBA from William & Mary's Mason School of Business in 2014.

Moore is a member of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).