Nova Southeastern University Athletics and head men’s soccer coach Matt Watts announced James Moore as the program’s assistant coach in May 2016. In his first season with the program in 2016, Moore helped guide the Sharks to key victories over eventual Gulf South Conference Tournament champion West Alabama in addition to Sunshine State Conference foes Barry and Saint Leo. The win over Saint Leo marked the program’s first since 2010.
Moore, a former professional player with the United Soccer League’s Charlotte Eagles, previously served as a graduate assistant at the University of West Florida where he played from 2011-2013. He served as the goalkeeper coach and was heavily involved in player development and recruiting, both of which will be a big focus for him at NSU.
The English native spent eight years playing for Manchester United’s youth team then spent a year in the Premier Development League with the Mississippi Brilla. Moore was part of the 2013 USL Charlotte Eagles team that was a national finalist before playing for the Chattanooga FC of the National Premier Soccer League. While with Chattanooga, the team was crowned the United States National Amateur Champions, two-time South Region Champions, two-time Southeast Conference Champions and Hank Steinbrecher Cup Champions.
Moore earned his undergraduate degree in health, leisure and exercise science followed by a master’s degree in the same field both from West Florida.