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Pat Moorer begins his fourth season as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Louisville.
Moorer's stamp has been imprinted on the program during his tenure. After helping the Cardinals post back-to-back 7-6 seasons in 2010 and 2011, Moorer's hard work and dedication paid off in guiding the Cardinals to a 11-2 record and a win in the Sugar Bowl over Florida.
Since taking over in 2010, Moorer has made the players accountable and expected high standards in the weight room, as the Cardinals have bulked up and gotten faster in his first three seasons.
Prior to coming to the Derby City, Moorer took over as the director of strength and conditioning at South Carolina, where he managed four strength facilities and eight strength and conditioning coaches. He was the Director of Strength and Conditioning from 1999-2009.
He was presented with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association in 2006. This is the highest honor that can be achieved in the coaching profession of Strength and Conditioning. It represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise, as well as longevity in the field.
Moorer joined the South Carolina staff in June 1999 from the University of Illinois, where he served as the director of strength and conditioning for three years (1997-99).
Moorer earned his Bachelor of Science in health and human performance from Florida in 1992.
A former walk-on, Moorer earned a scholarship for the Gators, where he played inside linebacker for four seasons, was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 1986, led UF in tackles in 1988-89 and was the team captain as a senior. As a player, Moorer appeared in three bowl games -- the Aloha, All-American and Freedom Bowl.
After graduating from Florida, Moorer was a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers in 1990 before moving to the Frankfurt (Germany) Galaxy of the World Professional League (later NFL Europe) in 1991-92.
Moorer returned to Florida in 1992 as assistant strength and conditioning and was named Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning in 1995, a position he held until his move to Illinois in 1997.
Moorer also served as the personal trainer to former Florida and the NFL's all-time leading rusher, running back Emmitt Smith.