Former UCLA standout receiver Reggie Moore joined the staff in January of 2008 and is beginning his third season as wide receivers coach.
Last season, sophomores Nelson Rosario and Taylor Embree continued to flourish as the team's top two receivers and senior Terrence Austin moved up to No. 11 on the career receiving chart while setting numerous kickoff and punt return records.
In 2008, Austin made 53 receptions, the most by a Bruin wide receiver since 2002, and Embree set UCLA true freshmen records for most receptions and most receiving yards in a game and for a season.
Moore spent four years (2004-07) coaching the wide receivers at North Dakota State University. The Bison posted an overall record of 35-9 during his tenure, including a 20-2 mark his last two seasons which was highlighted by a 14-game winning streak. In three of the four seasons, NDSU averaged over 30 points per game, including a best of 39.5 ppg while on its way to a 10-1 mark in 2007. The Bison notched wins over Central Michigan and Minnesota during that 2007 campaign, their first as a Division I program, on the way to earning a No. 9 national ranking in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches and Sports Network final polls. The 2006 Bison team also won 10 games, including a victory at Ball State in which it passed for a school record total of 451 yards. NDSU captured the Great West Conference football championship and was ranked No. 5 in the nation in both final polls. The only blemish on the 2006 record was a one-point loss to Minnesota. In 2005, the Bison recorded a 7-4 mark. North Dakota State went 8-3 in 2004 and was ranked 23rd nationally in the final polls.
In the summer of 2004, Moore served an internship with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent the 2003 season as a graduate assistant at the University of Washington (he was hired by Neuheisel but coached for Keith Gilbertson), working with the wide receivers. The Huskies went 6-6 and tied for fifth in the Pac-10 that season.
During his Bruin playing career (1987-90), Moore was a three-year starter at wide receiver catching many of his balls from two of the top quarterbacks in UCLA history, Troy Aikman and Tommy Maddox. Moore still ranks No. 18 on UCLA's all-time list with his 92 career receptions and with his 1,483 yards. He averaged 16.1 yards per catch and scored 10 touchdowns. In 1990, Moore earned the Kenneth S. Washington Award for outstanding senior after leading the team with 40 receptions for 643 and three touchdowns. He had a big game in a win versus Stanford that season, catching eight balls for a career-best 133 yards. Reggie had a total of three 100-yard games in all, including a 122-yard effort in a 1988 win at California and a 105-yard game in a win at Washington, also in 1988. He earned honorable mention on the 1989 Pac-10 All-Academic team after catching 12 passes (tied for fifth on the team) for 181 yards and a touchdown. Moore was named to the 1988 first-team sophomore All-America squad by The Sporting News following a 38-catch (second on team) season in which he gained 627 yards and scored six touchdowns. His 48-yard touchdown reception from Aikman, with just 1:28 remaining in the game, was the winning margin in a 24-17 victory over Washington that season. Moore went on to play in the 1990 Blue-Gray Football Classic.
Following his collegiate career, Moore played in the National Football League for the New York Jets (1991-93) and the Los Angeles Rams (1993) as a wide receiver and return specialist. He then coached in the high school ranks at James Madison High School in Houston, Texas, for four seasons (1999-2002). He also served as a fire fighter and paramedic with the Houston Fire Department from 1996 to 2003 before joining the staff at the University of Washington.
Moore earned his BA in History from UCLA in 1991.
RECRUITING RESPONSIBILITIES -- California (CIF L.A. City and Southern Sections). PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in History from UCLA, 1991; At UCLA: Third year (joined the staff in January of 2008); Born: March 23, 1968 in Houston, TX; Family: Reggie is single. Father, Zeke, played for the Houston Oilers from 1967-78 and appeared in two Pro Bowls.
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