Baylor Names Glenn Moore Softball CoachJune 26, 2000
Glenn Moore, who led LSU to the Southeastern Conference championship each of the last two seasons, is Baylor University's new women's softball coach, Athletic Director Tom Stanton announced Monday. Moore replaces Paula Young, who left coaching last month to accept an administrative position within the department.
Moore, 34, owns a 139-42 (.760) career record in three-plus seasons as a head coach, including an impressive 117-25 (.820) record in two-plus years at LSU.
"I'm very impressed with Baylor, its administration and its commitment to athletics and to me personally," Moore said. "I'm excited for the opportunity to build something special at this university.
"Glenn Moore is a perfect fit for Baylor," said Stanton. "He has demonstrated an amazing ability to lead young women, both as people and as softball players. His success in building the LSU program is a model we're excited to see enacted at Baylor."
After posting a 22-17 mark in 1996 as head coach at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Miss., Moore joined the LSU staff as an assistant in charge of pitching. Moore was named LSU's head coach prior to the NCAA regionals in 1998, where he led the Tigers to a 2-2 mark. His first full season as LSU's head coach saw the Tigers go 56-10 and win both the 1999 SEC regular season and tournament championships.
LSU repeated its regular-season title this past year, going 59-13 and setting a school record for wins while advancing to within a game of the Women's College World Series. The Tigers finished ninth nationally in both hitting (.310) and pitching (1.18) in 2000.
LSU appeared in three-straight NCAA tournaments under Moore.
Moore's own athletic career saw him play both football and baseball at Southwest Mississippi Community College before playing tight end at Northwestern (La.) State, where he graduated in 1993. At NSU, he started on the 1988 Southland Conference championship team which advanced to the Division I-AA national playoffs.
In addition to his collegiate athletic accomplishments, Moore gained notoriety by pitching for the world famous "King and His Court" fast-pitch softball team, which travels the globe showcasing its talents.
While enrolled at Northwestern State, Moore was a volunteer assistant softball coach for two seasons before becoming a full-time assistant in 1992. After coaching football, baseball, softball and basketball at Amite School Center in his hometown of Liberty, Miss., he left to coach at William Carey, where he started the program.
Moore is married to the former Janice Miller, who was the Southland Conference high jump champion while at Northwestern State. The couple had their first child, daughter Jacey, in November 1999.