Assistant Head Coach
West Virginia University
Cliff Moore is an assistant head coach for West Virginia University’s wrestling team. He has helped 13 wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and three to earn All-America status. The team has also received 41 Academic All-Big 12 and seven NWCA Scholar All-America honors. In the 2021-2022 season, the Mountaineers claimed four NCAA qualifiers, their third Big 12 Champion, and third All-American in as many years. They also broke their previous record for the most wrestlers on the Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling teams with nine. Moore helped guide the Mountaineers to a 7-3 record in 2021, their first winning season since 2014, and a 31st place finish at the NCAA Championships. During his time at West Virginia University, Moore has been an integral part of the recruiting process, and the team brought in the No. 12-ranked recruiting class via FloWrestling for the 2020-2021 season.
Before joining West Virginia University, Moore spent 12 seasons at Edinboro, where he helped produce two NCAA champions, seven NCAA finalists, and 21 All-Americans. He specializes in coaching the lighter weight classes and helped Edinboro win seven Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Championships and 10 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) titles. Moore earned All-America status three times during his time as a wrestler for the University of Iowa, where he won two Big Ten titles. He won the NCAA championship in his senior year in the 141-pound weight class.