|Pollard Announces Staff Changes|
|Written by Mike Flynn|
|Friday, 30 July 2010 19:46|
Appalachian State University baseball head coach Chris Pollard announced on Friday that Chris Moore has been hired as an assistant coach and veteran staff member Josh Jordan has been promoted to the program's top assistant and recruiting coordinator.Moore comes to ASU after a one-year stint as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at West Georgia University, an NCAA Division II institution. In his only season at West Georgia, he led the efforts to receive commitments from over 20 student-athletes while coaching the team's infielders, hitters and base-runners.
Prior to his stint at West Georgia, he spent five seasons at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., including the final four as the program's head coach. In 2009, his final season at Lander, he led the squad to as high as No. 17 in the NCAA Division II national rankings.
He began his coaching career with two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Davidson (2003-05).
Moore played collegiately at Western Carolina from 1996-99, where he was one of the most prolific performers in Catamount history. The two-time all-American and four-time all-Southern Conference honoree capped his outstanding career by being named the 1999 SoCon Player of the Year, while setting school records for hits, doubles, RBI and assists. He was the SoCon's all-time hits leader at the conclusion of his career as well as a member of the league's academic honor roll.
He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies and spent four years in the Rockies' system before mbarking on his coaching career.
At ASU, Moore will work primarily with the club's infielders and hitters and play a large role in the program's recruiting efforts. He replaces longtime assistant coach Matt Boykin, who accepted the head-coaching position at St. Andrews College earlier in the offseason.
In his fifth year at Appalachian, Jordan moves into the role of top assistant and recruiting coordinator. He will continue to work primarily with the team's catchers and outfielders.
Craig Scheffler will return for his sixth year as the Mountaineers' pitching coach.
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