Jesse Moore begins his fourth season with the Duke swimming and diving coaching staff after joining the program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2012. He was named the Blue Devils' Assistant Coach/Director of Recruiting and Communication in June, 2015.
During Moore’s three seasons with the program, he has helped guide Duke swimmers to 10 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 butterfly in 2015. The 200 medley relay of Kaz Takabayashi, Peter Kropp, David Armstrong and James Peek placed second in the conference en route to garnering the men's program's first 'A' cut in a relay event since the new qualification standards were implemented. The group went on to reach the event consolation final at the 2015 NCAA Championship.
Moore has directed the Blue Devils to increased success on the national level, as Christine Wixted earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2014. That same year, the women also qualified a relay to the NCAA Championship meet for the first time. 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.
Since arriving in Durham, Moore has also been key in the recruiting process, helping to sign three highly-touted classes of swimmers from across the globe.
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).
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