The University of Redlands and Bulldog football welcomed back Matt Moore to the coaching ranks, as announced by Director of Athletics Jeff Martinez earlier this month. Moore rejoins the football staff as a full-time assistant coach on offense, with recruiting responsibilities starting immediately.
"I am thrilled to be a part of Bulldog football and Bulldog Athletics once more," Moore stated. "To be able to rejoin a program, institution, and community that I have come to know and love is truly a blessing."
This familiar face to Bulldog football originally coached at his alma mater as a graduate assistant in June of 2015 through the spring of 2017, working primarily with the running backs and serving as an assistant recruiting coordinator. During his second season, Moore was part of the team's 7-0 run through the conference that landed the Bulldogs in the NCAA playoffs. Redlands also ended that year with a final American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) ranking of No. 25 in the nation.
Beyond his coaching commitments, Moore also completed his Master of Business Administration from the School of Business at the University of Redlands. He also earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Redlands. He competed for the Maroon and Gray as a linebacker from 2006 to 2008 and contributed to the Bulldogs' SCIAC championship that landed Redlands in the NCAA Championships for the fifth time in 2007.
"Coach Moore is the kind of football coach that will provide the best possible experience for our young men, both in the classroom and on the field," commented Head Football Coach Mike Maynard. "He has a single-minded passion to bring out the best in student-athletes. Further, Coach Moore embraces our vision of success and the way we do things at Redlands."
Most recently, Moore served as the defensive line coach at Howard Payne University in Texas during the 2017 season.