Teague Moore
Teague Moore
Previous College: Oklahoma State University '99
Position: Head Coach

The 2014-15 season will be Teague Moore's fourth season as the head wrestling coach at American University.

American's 2013-14 campaign saw three grapplers return to the NCAA Championships while four reached the podium at the EIWA Championships as the team finished tied for seventh. In the classroom the Eagles posted the ninth-highest GPA in Division I wrestling with a 3.21. The 2012-13 season featured just two returning starters and NCAA qualifiers. The young squad had three wrestlers advance to the NCAA Championships and five make the podium at the EIWA Championships.

In his first year at American in 2011-12, Moore led the Eagles to a program-record third-place finish at the EIWA Championships and a 19th-place result at the NCAA Championships. AU crowned two EIWA Champions, earned six EIWA placewinners, and sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, recording two All-Americans.

In the classroom, Moore's Eagles finished with a 3.32 team GPA, the third-highest in Division I wrestling. A NWCA-best five student-athletes were named to the All-Academic Team, which included Daniel Mitchell's 3.95 cumulative GPA, the second-highest in the country.

Prior to arriving at American, Moore was the head coach at Clarion in Clarion, Pa., for five seasons. He led the Golden Eagles to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 Eastern Wrestling League Championships and the program’s first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship since 1994. He was named the 2011 PSAC Coach of the Year.

“We are very excited to welcome Teague Moore to American University as the new head coach of our wrestling program,” Director of Athletics and Recreation Keith Gill stated at the time of Moore's hire. “Teague has the skills, experience and drive to lead our student-athletes to continued success on the mat and in the classroom.  His values are in alignment with our institution’s principles of commitment to academic and athletic achievements.”

Moore sent eight student-athletes to the NCAA Division I Championships in five years at Clarion and this season was one win shy of crowning the program’s first All-American since 2005. Sophomore James Fleming won the 157 lbs. title at the EWL Championships and was named the Outstanding Wrestler, marking Clarion’s first EWL Champion since 2005 and first “OW” since 1980. Moore’s squad also boasted this year’s PSAC “OW” in 197 lbs. sophomore Alex Thomas and three PSAC Champions.

Moore inherits a team coming off a program record fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. American return two All-American’s in national runner-up Ryan Flores and fourth-place finisher Ganbayar Sanjaa, two EIWA Champions in Flores and Matt Mariacher and nine of 10 starters from a team which won a program record 14 dual meets in 2010-11. Moore replaces Mark Cody, who after nine seasons at American, was named the head coach at Oklahoma.

“I am grateful to the American University Athletics Department for their support and confidence with this decision,” commented Moore when he arrived at American. “AU’s wrestling program has proven to be a strong national contender with a very successful record in academics. Both of those elements have been the key to my approach and focus. I’m eager to continue building upon the recent successes of the American program.”

Moore was a four-year starter at Oklahoma State under Head Coach John Smith, winning the 1998 118 lbs. NCAA Championship with a pin of Michigan State’s Dave Morgan in the finals. A three-time All-American, he also placed third in 1999, fourth in 1997 and qualified for Nationals as a freshman. Moore was a two-time BIG XII Champion and runner-up as a senior, and currently ranks 18th in Cowboy history with a career record of 118-25.

Moore continued his wrestling career at the international level following his graduation from Oklahoma State, placing third at the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and winning the 2000 University World Freestyle Championship and 2002 U.S. Open National Championship. He was a three-time member of the National Team, earning a silver medal at the 2003 World Cup and placing second at the 2002 World Team Trials. He also took third place at the 2003 World Team Trials, 2003 U.S. Open National Championships and 2004 U.S. Open National Championships.

Prior to being named head coach at Clarion, Moore spent the 2005-06 season as an assistant at Harvard. In 2003-04 he was the director of film and facilities for the Oklahoma State program which won the 2004 NCAA Team Championship, BIG XII Championship and National Duals Championship. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma, helping the Sooners to a third-place finish at the 2003 NCAA Championships, after beginning his career as an assistant at Pittsburgh.

Moore was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008. Wrestling for North Allegheny High School he was a three-time Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association placewinner and 1995 State Champion. He was also a three-time Pennsylvania State Freestyle Champion, three-time Junior National Freestyle Champion and National High School Champion in 1995.

Moore is a 1999 graduate of Oklahoma State. He and his wife, Mary Alice, have three daughters and one son.

Moore's email: moore@american.edu
Moore's phone number: 202-885-3066

The Teague Moore File

2011-Present American University, Head Coach

2 All-Americans
11 NCAA Qualifiers
2 EIWA Champions
5 EIWA Finalists
15 EIWA placewinners
6 NWCA All-Academic Team selections



Clarion University, Head Coach

8 NCAA Qualifiers
2011 EWL Outstanding Wrestler
2011 PSAC Outstanding Wrestler
1 EWL Champion
5 PSAC Champions



Harvard University, Assistant Coach

2 EIWA Champions
4 EIWA Finalists



Oklahoma State University, Director of Film and Facilities

2004 NCAA Team Champions
2004 BIG XII Team Champions
2004 National Duals Team Champions

2001-03 University of Oklahoma, Assistant Coach 2003 NCAA 3rd Place
2003 BIG XII 3rd Place
2003 University Nationals 2nd Place
2002 NCAA 3rd Place
2002 BIG XII Team Champions


University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Coach