Justin Moore is in his third season as Texas A&M’s Associate Athletic Director for Football. Moore oversees every aspect of the Aggie football program including team travel, departmental budget, personnel and staffing, recruiting, day-to-day operations and is a member of the Athletics Department’s Senior Staff. He serves as the football program’s liaison to the 12th Man Foundation, university administration, and all other units within the athletic department. Moore is also in charge of the scheduling of all football games and football related events, and coordinates bowl game travel.
In addition to handling the largest budget in the athletic department, Moore is on several boards and committees both in the athletic department and across the country. At Texas A&M he serves on the Steering Committee for the athletic department’s strategic plan, the Policies and Procedures Committee and the Substance Abuse Committee. Outside of Aggieland, Moore sits on the planning committee for the Rose Bowl and the National Championship Game.
Moore has invested in all aspects of the Texas A&M football team’s success, and as a group the Aggies have reeled in the highest team GPA over the past two seasons that the program has ever seen in recorded history. Similarly, the team’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) – measured by the NCAA – has been the highest in recorded history over the past two years.
Moore’s return to Texas A&M came during a period of rebranding and renovation, and as the Associate AD for Football he has been in charge of the design process for all football-related facilities including the Davis Player Development Center, the Lohman Lobby expansion and the renovation of the Bright Football Complex.
Part of this rebranding process included the creation of the one-of-a-kind AggieFBLife Social Lifestyle platform, which Moore developed during his first year back in College Station. The site – AggieFBLife.com – and its social media counterparts provide an inside look at every aspect of the team, from practice playlists to exclusive interviews with players and coaches.
The former Texas A&M baseball standout returned to his alma mater in 2012 after spending the previous four seasons working alongside head coach Kevin Sumlin at the University of Houston.
Moore was a part of one of the most successful eras of UH football with the Cougars winning the most games in any four-year period in school history and posting a pair of Conference USA West Division titles. The Cougars made bowl game appearances in three of the four seasons Moore spent at UH, including a victory in the TicketCity Bowl to cap a 13-1 campaign in 2011. UH reached as high as No. 6 in the Bowl Championship Series ranking in 2011, and finished the season at No. 19 -- the highest final BCS ranking in school history. The Cougars’ bowl game victory in Sumlin and Moore’s first year in 2008 was UH’s first in 28 seasons.
At UH, Moore coordinated the Cougars’ team travel, scheduling, academics, departmental budget, personnel, football fundraising and day-to-day operations, as well as serving as a liaison to the Athletic Department’s senior staff, university administration and alumni. He also oversaw the team’s travel, logistics and activities for three bowl games.
During Moore’s stay in Houston, the football student-athletes excelled in the classroom, posting the two highest team grade point averages and passing the most hours per semester in school history.
Moore also coordinated and oversaw several major football facility improvements, including renovations of the locker room, meeting rooms and the football lobby area.
He created and oversaw all football-specific fundraising at UH, which included initiating the highly successful “The Huddle” and “46ers.” He started UH’s Football Fantasy Camp and oversaw the Kevin Sumlin Golf Classic, the Former Players Golf Tournament and the annual Football Banquet.
He served on a variety of decision-making councils at UH, including the newly-formed UH Branding committee and the Department Substance Abuse Policy committee. He also served on the hiring committee for the head baseball coach, Associate AD/Communications and Assistant AD/Marketing.
Prior to joining Houston, Moore spent two years as special assistant to the senior associate athletics director at Texas A&M. In this role Moore coordinated and led the NCAA certification process, assisted with football scheduling and assisted and coordinated all student financial aid. He also coordinated and supervised all activities associated with agent interviews, NFL pro-day and all educational seminars and activities for student-athletes and their parents.
Moore graduated from Texas A&M in 2004 with a degree in finance and later earned a master’s degree in sport management. He was a two-time captain for the Aggie baseball team where he starred from 2000-2004. Named a Freshman All-American pitcher in 2001, Moore was twice named to the All-Big 12 Team, was a two-time recipient of the Pat Olsen Most Valuable Pitcher Award (2001-2002) and was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team four straight years.
A three-sport standout in high school, Moore graduated from Katy Taylor in 1999 and was recently inducted into the Katy Taylor Athletics Hall of Fame (2012). Moore and his wife, Dory (A&M Class of 2003), have three children, two daughters, Kate and Tatum, and a son, Tysen.