Coach Moore just completed his sixth year at the helm of the Georgian Court soccer program. Under his leadership the Lions have emerged as a perennial power in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, most recently competing in the 2010 NCAA Division II National Tournament representing the CACC as tournament champions.
A year after winning its first CACC championship since 2002, the 2009 Lions posted a 15-8 record, which included a share of the CACC regular season title and a return trip to the championship game, ultimately falling to Holy Family University, 1-0.
In 2008, Coach Moore led the squad to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, finishing the season 12-7-5 and ranking in the East region Top 10 for the third year in a row.The season was highlighted by an impressive 15 game unbeaten streak (11-0-4) that included a stunning 1-0 upset of eventual East Regional Finalist University of Bridgeport.
Moore serves as the Chair of the CACC coaches committee, a member of the NCAA East Regional committee, as well as serves on the ECAC Selection committee. He has been a member of the NSCAA East Regional Poll committee since 2005.
Jim took over at Georgian Court prior to the 2005 season and immediately begun the process of rebuilding the once proud program. After struggling to a 2-14-1 season in 2005, he returned in 2006 with eleven new players and led the team to an 11-7-3 record. The 8.5 game improvement was the largest in the nation in 2006. For this, Coach Moore was named the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year. In 2007 the team won a school NCAA record of 14 games and appeared in the ECAC Championship game.
Since he has taken over the GCU program he has recruited and developed 12 All- CACC players, three Daktronics All East Region players and three Daktronics All- Americans.
Along with coaching at Georgian Court, Moore will train youth in various capacities at Stainton Sports.
Before coming to Georgian Court, Moore served as an assistant coach at Bryant University for six seasons. While at Bryant, Moore played a crucial role in turning around a Bulldog program which had not posted a winning season since 1993, helping the team earn its first national ranking and first NCAA Tournament bid in 2001. Bryant won 48 games in four seasons from 2001 to 2004, while Moore was on the staff.
A 1996 graduate of Providence College, Moore made his first foray into coaching soon after; obtaining an assistant women’s coaching position at his alma mater in 1998. While at Providence, Moore served as a student assistant on the 1993 team that won the Big East Championship and went to the Sweet 16 in the National Tournament.
Moore has earned both a National and Advanced National License from the NSCAA and has been a member of that organization since 1993. He has also coached the Rhode Island Olympic Developmental Program and in 2005 his U-15 team became the first small state team to make the Regional Final 4. He has also won 3 Rhode Island State Championships with his RI Rays from 2003-2005.