The Keystone College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Lance Moore as the new head wrestling coach on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
“I am looking forward to taking over the program,” expressed Moore. “I have a lot of roots and ties to the area.”
“Northeast Pennsylvania is a wrestling hotbed and I believe there is a lot of potential here to turn the program into an NCAA powerhouse,” said Moore. “This program has a lot of history and I look forward to continuing the rich tradition of Keystone Wrestling.”
Moore comes to the Giants after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Scranton from 2016-19.
Moore graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland in 2015 with a communications degree. While at Cortland, Moore qualified for the NCAA Tournament at heavyweight in 2014 in addition to being named National Wrestling Coaches NWCA Academic All-American. Moore finished his collegiate career with over 100 victories and was a four-time place winner at the New York State Collegiate Tournament.
At Niagara County Community College, Moore finished third in the nation in 2012 and was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American.
Moore was a two-time PIAA state medalist for Lackawanna Trail High School before moving to Johnson City, New York his senior year where he was an undefeated state champion in 2010. Moore was the National High School Coaches Association
(NHSCA) Senior National Runner Up and NHSCA National Open Champion. Moore finished his
high school career with a record of 141-16.