Director of S&C Football, University of South Carolina
Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Moorer is a native of Florida, born and raised in Pensacola. He received his education from the University of Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Health and Human Performance. Pat also graduated from the University of South Carolina's Sports Management Institute Executive Education Program.
Pat refused several scholarship offers to pursue his dream of playing football for the Florida Gators. In 1986, Pat walked-on at the University of Florida and became the first true freshman to start for the nationally ranked Florida Defense. Earning a full scholarship in 1987, Pat went on to become a four-year starter, leading the Gators in tackles in both 1988 and 1989. Pat was also team captain in 1989.
After three short years of professional football with the San Diego Chargers and the NFL Europe's Frankfurt Galaxy, Pat returned to his alma mater.
Pat was the assistant strength coach at the University of Florida from 1992 - 1994. In 1995, Pat was promoted to Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning, a position he held until his move to Illinois. During Pat's tenure at The University of Florida he coached the:
1992 SEC Football Champions
1994 SEC Football Champions
1994 Final Four Basketball Team
1995 SEC Football Champions and 1995 National Championship Runner Up
1996 SEC Football Champions, who went on to become the 1996 National Champions.
Pat became the Head Strength Coach at the University of Illinois in 1997. During this time, Pat coached the Illinois Basketball Team to the Final Four.
In 1999, Pat headed south to become the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Carolina. At the University of South Carolina, Pat coached the football team to back-to-back January bowl victories, a first in school history! Pat also coached the track team at South Carolina to the school's first ever National Championship. In addition, he coached the South Carolina Equestrian Team to a National Championship.
College Bowl appearances for Pat include the:
Two Outback Bowls
Three Sugar Bowls.
Coach Moorer has trained several great professional athletes, including NFL All-Time Leading Rusher Emmitt Smith and Olympic Gold Medallist Allen Johnson.
Pat is married to the former Sharon Moran. He has three children: Patrick James Moorer II, Kaleb Ivan Moorer, and Nina Rae Moorer
Coach Moorer's jacket will be presented tonight by Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Austin from the University of South Carolina.