Williams Baptist tabs Lee Moore as new volleyball coach
Walnut Ridge, Ark. (WBCEagles.com) - The Lady Eagles volleyball squad will enter a new era in 2014, as Williams Baptist College has announced the hiring of Lee Moore as the eighth head coach in the program's history.
Moore brings 30 years of coaching experience in four states to the game, and he has been regional Coach of the Year on four different occasions. He will be leaving his current role as an assistant volleyball and basketball coach at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga.
"I am very excited about Coach Moore," said WBC Director of Athletics Jeff Rider. "He has a positive, contagious attitude and I think he will be great on our campus and with our staff. I am looking forward to seeing him coaching on the sidelines for the Lady Eagles."
Moore is an ordained minister who has served as a bi-vocational pastor for 11 years in Alaska. He has a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, as well as two master's degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Moore inherits a squad that finished the 2013 season with a 20-10 record. Williams has won at least 20 games in six of the last seven seasons, including the last three. The team graduates three seniors from the 2013-year, but returns 15 players.
"My ultimate desire is to continue to motivate athletes to perform at their highest level and use these athletic and educational experiences to help bring them to a closer walk with Jesus Christ," said Moore. "Because of God's blessings and grace in my life, I count it an honor to serve the players, students and the college as the women's volleyball coach."
Moore will take full responsibility of the program beginning in January, replacing Eric Newell. Newell will remain the head coach of WBC's softball team.
Williams competes in the American Midwest Conference and is a member of the NAIA.