Shannon Moore has been hired as the head coach for Oak Ridge’s Atomic Rowing programs, the Oak Ridge Rowing Association said Saturday.
Moore will direct the developmental and competitive programs for junior novices, men’s and women’s varsity, and adult rowing programs, the ORRA said in a press release.
Moore was a decorated rower for Ohio State University, was a member of the US Rowing National Team, and medaled in both the women’s 4+ and women’s 8+ races in the USRowing National Championships during her amateur rowing career, the press release said.
It said Moore has 17 years of coaching experience, including international, collegiate, and competitive club and high school programs.
“She has applied her formal education and practical experience in technical and physiological training, nutrition, and cardio fitness to produce gold medal-winning teams in the most prestigious events in the U.S. and Canada,” the release said.
Moore returns to ORRA after guiding the Atomic Women’s varsity team to a gold medal at the 2014 USRowing Southeast Regional Championships. She will again run the women’s varsity program in addition to her head coach responsibilities.
“Shannon Moore is an overwhelmingly positive addition to the Atomic programs,” ORRA President Russell Byrd said. “She is the perfect complement to our existing and very talented staff, further raising the high expectations of the Atomic Rowing programs. We cannot express how delighted we are to have the opportunity to work with her.”
Moore is married to Marc DeRose, the former ORRA head coach and rowing director who is now executive director of the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau. Moore and DeRose live in Oak Ridge with their two young children.
Moore has a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University.
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