Northwestern State announced a trio of promotions with in their athletics department today. One of them came from within the men’s basketball program.
Jeff Moore, a member of the Northwestern State men’s basketball staff for 14 years, has been named associate head coach. Moore has played key roles in recruiting and in maintaining the program’s lofty academic standards while helping lead the Demons to the 2013 Southland Conference Tournament championship, an SLC divisional championship and two other SLC Tournament title game appearances.
“We are fortunate to have an individual who is as dedicated, loyal and hard-working as Jeff Moore,” said head coach Mike McConathy. “Every day, he comes to work with a blue-collar mentality. He gives it all he has to give – just like he and our staff ask our players to give their best. Jeff embodies the idea that coaches cannot have a bad day, because the team depends on him.
The other promotions were:
Dr. Haley Taitano – has been elevated to deputy athletic director after spending more than three years as the department’s associate athletic director for external affairs.
Mike Jaworski – has been promoted to assistant athletic director for development and engagement after spending the past two-plus years as the Director of Development and Engagement.