Thad Moore, who has been a steady presence in the lives of Washington College’s athletes for 16 years as head trainer, was named director of athletics in early August 2016.
Moore has been head athletic trainer since 2000, and associate athletic director since 2010. He succeeds Bryan Matthews, who retired in July 2016.
Moore’s commitment to and expertise in his work have not gone unnoticed. He received the Maryland Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2012 and a Service Award from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association a year later. In 2014, he was selected as the Division III Athletic Trainer of the Year by the College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Also in 2014, he was one of four recipients of the College’s President’s Distinguished Service Award.
Moore says he wants to continue to build on a program that focuses on recruiting and nurturing student-athletes who are given opportunities to excel both on and off the field.
“I have worked hard to gain the trust of the coaches, parents, and most importantly the student-athletes,” Moore says. “I fully intend to continue to build and develop these relationships in my new role as athletic director, now leading the team that is focused on the student-athletes’ experience and being a positive influence in their lives.”