Greg Moore, recently named by Baseball America as one of the Top 10 Assistant Coaches in College Baseball, was hired as the head coach at CSUN on June 21, 2013. Moore spent the previous three seasons as the associate head coach at the University of San Francisco, where he oversaw pitching, academics, community service and summer placement.
Moore is the ninth head coach in Matador history as the program enters its 56th year of competition in 2014-15.
While at USF, Moore coached three first-round draft picks and eight players taken in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft. Of the eight players, only one had been previously drafted out of high school and three were walk-ons. In addition, Moore helped USF achieve numerous accomplishments both on the field and off. Before his arrival, the Dons had never competed in an NCAA Regional. During his tenure, USF reached the NCAA Tournament three times, including twice in the past three seasons.
Moore began his collegiate coaching career at USF in 2002 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Dons. In that role, Moore developed Diamond University, a life skills training program for student-athletes that is in progress today at CSUN. He served in that capacity until 2009, when he took a position as the pitching coach at the University of Washington for one season before heading back to his alma mater.
Three members of his pitching staff were drafted in 2012 and under his leadership the team achieved a program best 3.24 GPA last fall. In 2005, the USF pitching staff had a conference-best 2.86 ERA, ranking 6th nationally. Opponents hit just .234.
Moore played collegiate baseball for the University of San Francisco and was named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team in 2001. As a player, he won the team's "Most Inspirational" award in back-to-back seasons and the award now bears his name.
National Coaching Experience
- 2015 18U Pitching Coach for the National Team
- 2014 USA Baseball’s 18U Trials Coaching Staff
- WCC All Academic Team in 2001 as a player
- Has overseen academics at USF, UW and currently CSUN Baseball
- In 2004, 06, 07, 09 USF Baseball Set a program records in GPA
- In 2012 USF Baseball Set a program record with a 3.24 GPA
- Fall 2010: University of Washington Baseball saw largest GPA jump in Husky Athletics
- In Fall 2013 Matador Baseball saw the largest jump in GPA in Matador Athletics
- That same semester the team had 24 players with 3.0 or better
- An average of 20 student-athletes per semester have achieved better than a 3.0 since Moore Arrived
- 2014 Fall: Matadors’ Projected 2015 lineup achieved a 3.08 GPA
- CSUN Baseball initiated the 1st CSUN All Sports Day in the Fall of 2014
- Matador Baseball has logged over 2000 hours service since the Fall of 2013
- Matador Baseball achieved over 1,500 hours of community service in the Fall of 2014, an average of 30 hours per player, coach and member of the baseball support staff
- Part of CSUN’s “Read to Lead Initiative” and the CSUN Leadership Development Program
- An average of 20 baseball student-athletes per semester have achieved better than a 3.0 (Over 50%) since the inception of DU at CSUN
- In a year and a half at CSUN, shared the DU course for college success with over 1,000 players and parents
Recruiting / Development
- Since the ‘07 draft has been part of the recruitment and signing of 6 First Round Picks, most recently Kyle and Bradley Zimmer at University of San Francisco
- An eye for pitching: In the last 10 Major League Drafts Moore has been seen 10 signees inked to contracts in the top 10 rounds of the draft, beginning with Nick Pereira (2005, USF)
- 2010 Assisted in recruiting a nationally recognized class at Washington (#30), According to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. This class included 7 players who were selected in the 2014 MLB draft in June.
- Fall 2014 ‘Top Recruiting Classes in the Western Region’, according to Baseball America
- Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and completed his master’s in Sports Management at USF in 2001.
- He and his wife Taryn live in Northridge with their son Luke.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT GREG MOORE
"Plain and simple -- Greg Moore is not only one of the most respected pitching coaches in the country, but one of the most respected human beings. He exemplifies character and integrity. He is bright, cutting edge, dynamic, open-minded and passionate about teaching." - Alan Jaeger, Jaeger Sports (CSUN Graduate, 1988 and CSUN Baseball Alumnus, 1986)
"I think Cal State Northridge has made a very fine selection by naming Greg Moore as their new baseball coach. Greg has always been on my short list as one of the best young coaches in the country. Greg has that special balance of knowledge, teaching ability, and work ethic that only the elite coaches can demonstrate. I'm sure Greg will do a fabulous job in the years to come." – University of Oregon Head Coach George Horton
"Greg is one of the finest, young, energetic pitching coaches to emerge at the Division I coaching level in quite some time," … "Greg's individuality, tireless work ethics and unbelievable temperament make him one of the finest pitching coaches, not only in the West Coast Conference, but in Division I baseball." – University of San Francisco Head Coach Nino Giarratano
"Cal State Northridge has added in my opinion the most respected assistant Coach on the West Coast as their new Head Baseball Coach. Greg Moore is unique in that he has tremendous people skills combined with a genuine manner that is both complimentary and honest. Players and parents will know when their son chooses Northridge that they will be guided by a man that can teach, develop and nurture that boy into a man, student and ballplayer. Greg is a winning person and will be a winning coach." - Butch Baccala, West Coast Supervisor, Seattle Mariners
"CSU Northridge could not have made a better hire for their new baseball coach. Greg is a master teacher/coach who thoroughly understands the process of creating excellence. He is a continuous learner, an organized thinker and has a precision to his work ethic. His most valuable skill is his ability to create genuine and authentic relationships with the people around him." - Andy McKay, Peak Performance Coordinator, Colorado Rockies