WASHINGTON — American University wrestling head coach Teague Moore has agreed to a new four-year contract, the athletic department announced today.
Moore's contract will run through the 2023 season, according to director of athletics and recreation Dr. Billy Walker. He recently completed his eighth season as the Eagles' head coach, directing AU to a 7-4 dual-meet record.
"I'm tremendously excited to announce that we have come to terms with AU Head Wrestling Coach Teague Moore for a new contract," said Walker. "Teague is an exceptional coach and role model to our student-athletes, both on and off the mat. Not only have his wrestlers experienced great competitive success, but they've performed superbly in the classroom. AU wrestlers have been recognized each of the last six years for a top-ten GPA nationally — finishing 2nd in the nation this year.
"This success can be attributed to the superb mentoring of Coach Moore and his staff. He cares deeply about the character development of each of his student-athletes and ensures it's a priority in his program. I couldn't be happier to announce that Teague, Mary and their four children will remain Eagles well into the future!"
While at American, Moore has coached three All-Americans, 28 NCAA qualifiers, two individual champions in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association and 41 place-winners at the EIWA Championships.
"My thanks to Dr. Walker, Athena Argyropoulos, and Clint Musser for supporting our program and what we do," said Moore. "We continue to strive for excellence both on and off the mat. In the coming years, I want AU Wrestling to earn success within the EIWA and at the NCAA's while maintaining our proven success in the classroom."
National-level academic success has also become a signature of Moore's program at American. His teams have finished among the top 10 in the nation at NCAA Division I programs in seven seasons, including a second-place finish this year.
He has coached 23 Eagle wrestlers who have earned spots on the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team.
Moore is a former NCAA national champion, having won the title for Oklahoma State in 1998. He was also an All-American in 1997 and 1999. He is a 1999 graduate of OSU in history.