Washington officially hired Greg Moore away from San Francisco on Monday. Moore will assume the role of pitching coach for the Huskies, joining Dave Nakama on new coach Lindsay Meggs’ staff. Nakama was hired away from Stanford earlier this month.
Moore spent eight seasons as an assistant at San Francisco, where he developed a reputation as one of the top up-and-coming pitching coaches and recruiters on the West Coast.
"I’m excited to join Coach Meggs’ staff," Moore said. "He’s a builder in the truest sense. Along with his leadership, the school’s tradition, the area and the vision for the program make this an exciting time for Husky baseball."
Moore has also overseen the maturation of two hard-throwing but raw pitchers who became high draft picks. Lefthander Aaron Poreda was drafted 25th overall in 2007, and lefty Evan Frederickson went 35th overall in 2008.
"Greg is one of the best young pitching coaches in the country," Meggs said. "Along with his ability to develop pitchers, he’s a relentless recruiter, a quality person and he’s very devoted to the academic side of college athletics. Greg is going to be a great addition to our staff."
Nakama, meanwhile, joined the Huskies after 10 seasons at Stanford. He will be responsible for coaching the hitters, outfielders and team defense.
Meggs has made quite a statement by hiring highly regarded coaches from the Bay Area. He crossed paths with many Northern California coaches during his successful stint as the head coach at Division II power Chico (Calif.) State, and now he has a staff as talented as any in the Pacific-10 Conference.
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