LHU’s Moore named Coach of Year finalist

LOCK HAVEN –  Lock Haven University wrestling coach Scott Moore has been announced as one of the eight finalists for National Wrestling Coaches’ Association NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year.

It marks the second straight year where Moore has been named as a finalist for this prestigious award.

The presentation of the award will take place at the NWCA Social on Tuesday, March 19 in Pittsburgh prior to the national tournament.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for the Defense Soap NWCA Coach of the Year,” said Moore. “This is also a reflection of our hard-working staff and our dedicated supporters. I am proud to represent the hard work, discipline and consistency that it takes to bring a small program to notoriety on the national stage. A special thanks to all of those who have recognized our accomplishments this season and congratulations to all of the nominees for this special award.”

Under Moore’s leadership, the Bald Eagles have followed up a historic year with another banner season.

From day one of the season, Lock Haven has remained nationally-ranked as a team, while more than half of the starting lineup bolsters individual national rankings.

At one point, LHU was ranked as high as No. 14 in the dual rankings.

Once again, Kyle Shoop leads the nation in the tech falls. During the regular season, the Bald Eagles won 46 of 60 Eastern Wrestling League duals with a 59 percent bonus-point rate.

Even more impressive, 12 LHU wrestlers were named to All-Academic team after achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall 2018 semester.

In just six seasons, Moore had led 25 student-athletes to the national tournament.

Lock Haven soared in EWL action on the way to the regular season crown.

During the regular season, LHU also claimed the 2018-19 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Division I Championship.