Jesse Moore Joins Northwestern Women’s Swimming and Diving as Associate Head Coach

Northwestern team members anxiously watch their A- 400 free relay as they attack the pool record.
Photo Courtesy: Katie Branch

EVANSTON, ILL. — Northwestern women’s swimming and diving head coach Abby Steketee has announced the addition of Jesse Moore to the Wildcats’ program as an associate head coach.

Moore will spearhead recruiting, development and communications in addition to implementing daily practice plans for the Wildcats.

“I’m delighted to have Jesse Moore join the Northwestern Wildcat Family,” said Steketee. “His positive energy, team building expertise, and iron work ethic will help our student-athletes pursue the highest levels of both academics and athletics. In addition, Jesse’s extensive experience with recruiting and development will maximize our team’s progress in the Big Ten and NCAA.”

Moore joins Northwestern following four years as the assistant swimming coach and director of recruiting at Duke where he coached all training groups for both the men’s and women’s teams. During his time with the Blue Devils, Moore helped student-athletes break 103 schools records, while 21 swimmers qualified for the NCAA Championships and 2016 Olympics Team Trials.

The program saw seven swimmers earn All-America and Honorable mention honors at the NCAA Championships in his four years.

As the recruiting coordinator, Duke’s classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 were ranked 12th, 15th and 11th respectively. Moore served as the director of recruiting and communications for both programs, with the men’s squad having zero scholarships to use in recruiting.

“I am thrilled to join Abby, Steve, Alik, and the entire Northwestern Family,” Moores said. “When I stepped foot on campus, I immediately felt at home. More importantly, I knew NU was the place for me after meeting the incredible people who work at and attend NU. I am inspired by Abby’s passion and vision for this program. I would like to thank Abby and Dr. Jim Phillips for supporting my candidacy. I am very excited to work with everyone of Chicago’s Big Ten Team.”

Prior to coaching at Duke, Moore spent two seasons as The College of William and Mary from 2010 to 2012 following two seasons at Drexel University where he started as a graduate assistant academic advisor and was promoted to an assistant swimming coach in 2009.

Moore graduated from William and Mary with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience in 2008 before going on to earn a master’s degree in health and management policy from Drexel in 2010 and a MBA from William and Mary School of Business in 2014.

Northwestern contributed this report.

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    Tamie W Nelson

    Congratulations Jesse!