Dan Moore
Dan Moore
Title: Head Cross Country/Assistant Track & Field Coach
Phone: 245-5340
Email: moored@geneseo.edu

Dan Moore '06 enters his third season as head coach for the Knights' men's and women's cross country program and as an assistant coach for the track & field teams in 2017-18. 

Under Moore’s guidance, the Knights have further established their reputation as one of the top distance programs in the country. Last year, the Geneseo men logged their highest finish ever at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships with a national runner-up showing, while the women placed third. It marked the second-straight season that both teams finished on the podium after also logging third and second-place finishes, respectively, in 2015. Moore has also extended Division III’s longest streak of qualifying both squads to the NCAA Championships to 14-straight seasons.

Moore also guided Isaac Garcia-Cassani ‘18 to arguably the most prolific individual season by a Geneseo distance runner during the 2016-17 campaign. His fall was capped by an All-America fourth-place finish at cross country nationals after also defending his individual titles at the NCAA Atlantic Region and State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships. The winter culminated with a national championship in the mile coupled with running the anchor leg on the runner-up distance medley relay team. Moore then watched Garcia-Cassani put together a spring that included a school record in the mile (4:02.91) at Penn Relays before being crowned national champion in the 1,500 a month later for his ninth-career All-America certificate.

On the women’s side, Moore guided Sara Rosenzweig ’17 to an All-America 29th-place finish in cross country after watching her clinch an All-America seventh-place showing in the steeplechase in 2016. Marissa Cossaro ’17 also registered a pair of All-America showings in the indoor 3,000 and outdoor 5,000 to finish her career in Blue and White. Moore additionally mentored Jackie Huben ’16 to a national championship in the steeplechase in 2016. 

THE DAN MOORE FILE

ATLANTIC REGION CROSS COUNTRY COACH OF THE YEAR
Men - 2016
Women - 2016, 2015

SUNYAC CROSS COUNTRY COACH OF THE YEAR
Men - 2016
Women - 2016, 2015

USTFCCCA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
Women - 2016

YEAR

CROSS COUNTRY

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

2016-17

NCAA Championships
Men – 2nd, Women - 3rd
All-Americans
Isaac Garcia-Cassni – 4th
Sara Rosenzweig – 28th

Atlantic Regionals
Men – 1st, Women – 1st
Men’s Champion – Isaac Garcia-Cassani
Men – 1st, Women 1st

SUNYAC
Men – 1st, Women 1st
Men’s Champion – Isaac Garcia-Cassani
Women’s Champion – Sara Rosenzweig

NCAA Championships
National Champion
Isaac Garcia-Cassani - Mile

All-Americans
Marissa Cossaro
3,000 - 8th

Men's DMR - 2nd

 

NCAA Championships
National Champion
Isaac Garcia Cassani – 1,500

All-Americans
Marissa Cossaro
5,000 - 8th

 

2015-16

NCAA Championships
Women – 2nd, Men – 3rd
All-Americans
Isaac Garcia-Cassani – 8th
Jacquie Huben – 29th

Atlantic Regionals
Men – 1st, Women – 1st
Men’s Champion – Isaac Garcia-Cassani

SUNYAC
Men – 1st, Women – 1st
Men’s Champion – Isaac Garcia-Cassani
Women’s Champion – Sara Rosenzweig

NCAA Championships

All-Americans
Isaac Garcia-Cassani
Mile - 3rd 

Men's DMR - 3rd

NCAA Championships
National Champion
Jacquie Huben - Steeplechase

All-Americans
Isaac Garcia-Cassani
1,500 - 3rd

Sara Rosenzweig
Steeplechase - 7th

 

As the Knights' assistant coach in 2014-15, Moore saw Cassie Goodman '15 cross an All-America 20th to lead the women to fifth place at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, while also guiding Garcia Cassni to an All-America third-place showing in the indoor mile.

Moore spent the 2013-14 academic year as associate head cross country coach and assistant track & field coach at St. John Fisher College in the nearby Rochester, N.Y. suburb of Pittsford. In only the program's third year as a varsity program, he helped coach the Cardinals' first-ever NCAA Championship qualifier, Devin Cornelius, who finished 11th at the indoor nationals in the heptathlon as well as 11th at outdoor nationals in the decathlon. 

Moore previously served as an assistant cross country/track & field coach at Geneseo from 2011-2013. He was a part of a men's cross country season that saw the Knights notch their highest NCAA finish ever with a fourth-place effort in 2011 that included a runner-up individual finish by Lee Berube '12. Geneseo also compiled a near-perfect 17-point team score to win the SUNYAC Team Championship, before going on to finish first at the SUNYAC indoor meet and second outdoors. The following year, the squad also won the third of four-straight cross country titles. 

Also a certified high school psychologist, Moore spent four years working and coaching in the Wayland-Cohocton school district from 2008-2012. During his coaching tenure, he led the girls' cross country team to their first two Section V Class C Championships (2010, 2011) ever, before also guiding the squad to fourth place at the New York State Championships both years. The boys also won a Section V Class C title in 2011 after finishing runner-up in 2010. In track & field, he coached the girls' to outdoor team sectional championships in 2009 and 2012 as well as an indoor title in 2012. Individually, he saw the program's first-ever All-American crowned as Cohen Miles-Rath finished sixth in the 5,000 meters at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor National Championships. 

Moore's first coaching experience came as a graduate assistant at Alfred University from 2006-2008. Serving as a volunteer assistant with the cross country and track & field squads, he helped lead the women's cross country team to its highest finish ever (2nd) at the Empire 8 Championships, while six track & field school records were broken while he was on staff. 

Moore was a standout distance runner during his undergraduate days at Geneseo, captaining the 2005 cross country squad to the SUNYAC Championship with a fourth-place individual finish, while finishing second for the Knights during the team's 20th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships. As a junior, he was also a part of the squad that finished 20th at the NCAA Championships, and also finished 14th during the Knights' run to the SUNYAC title. On the track, he was the SUNYAC runner-up in the 5,000 both indoors and outdoors as a senior, while he also added a leg to the conference-champion distance medley relay during his junior indoor campaign. 

A world-class triathlete, he was named a First-Team All-World Ironman and a USA Triathlon All-American in 2013 after finishing the year in the top-one percent of all competitors in the 30-34 year-old age group. He competed in the 2013 Half Ironman World Championships and has completed three half Ironman and two full Ironman triathlons as well. Also a competitive road racer, he landed Rochester (N.Y.) Runner of the Year honors in 2009. Moore also was a member of the Genesee Valley Harriers Track Club, finishing as the team's top runner at the USATF Cross Country Club National Championships in 2007.

Moore earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Geneseo in 2006, before completing a master's degree in school psychology, as well as a certificate of advanced study in school psychology from Alfred University in 2008 and 2009, respectively. He holds a USTFCCCA Level II Certification in Combined Events as well as a USATF Level II Certification in Endurance.

A native of Lakewood, N.Y., he is currently resides in Rochester.