Washington State Adds Kate Moore, Former East Carolina Assistant, to Coaching Staff

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Washington State Friday announced the hiring of Kate Moore as an assistant coach for its swimming and diving team.

Moore spent 10 seasons coaching at her alma mater, East Carolina. She served as the associate head coach for three seasons, the head assistant coach for two seasons and five seasons as an assistant coach. The Pirates dropped their swimming programs this spring.

Moore led East Carolina to four American Athletic Conference team titles, with 41 individual AAC titles and 21 relays championships. Nine Pirates qualified for the NCAA Championships under her watch.

“I am extremely honored to be joining the Cougar Family,” Moore said in a team statement. “After learning more about Matt and his ambitions for the program, I couldn’t be more excited to get started in Pullman. I would like to thank Coach (Matt) Leach, Anne McCoy, Bryan Blair as well as the team and staff for welcoming my family to Washington State. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my coaching career and am looking forward to what the future will bring as well as being a part of the Cougar Family!”

Moore was a four-time all-conference performer at East Carolina, leaving school with top-10 times in school history in the 200 and 400 individual medley and 100 and 200 butterfly. She received the ECU Coaches Award and the team’s Most Outstanding Swimmer award. A native of Pottstown, Pa., Moore received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from ECU.

“We are so excited to welcome another Cougar to this quickly growing family, Kate Moore!,” head coach Matt Leach said. “Kate brings a plethora of knowledge and experience, is dedicated to our sport, to her swimmers and to learning and growing in this ever changing environment. Kate’s work ethic while at ECU showed how much she cares for her student-athletes and did every job under the sun to help her team grow. Along with her coaching experience and educational background, her experience as a former student-athlete is going to help our student-athletes develop, advance and contribute to our family-first attitude, academics-second mentality and our competition atmosphere, third. I can’t wait to welcome Kate and her husband, Jake to Pullman and most importantly, our Cougar Family.”

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