Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of Derek Moore as the Lions’ new offensive line coach. Moore replaces Kevin Carey who has resigned his position to take an assistant coaching job with Carl Junction High School. 

Moore comes to Southern after three seasons at Division I Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. 

“We’re very excited to add Derek (Moore) to our staff,” Daye said. “He has a wealth of experience at the Division I, as well as the Division II level, and brings a real personal approach to his job. We were looking for a motivator and a communicator, as well as someone that can teach the position, and he fills each of those roles perfectly.”

During his first year at WIU, Moore assisted with an offensive line unit that produced First Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) selection Mike Lamphear. The line helped pave the way for a record-setting group in passing yards and total yards, while ranking among the ‘Top 25’ nationally in five different statistic categories. Last year eight different lineman started and nine lettered.

Moore spent the 2009 season as an assistant defensive line coach at MVFC member Northern Iowa, working with the defensive tackles. He spent three years as co-offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Upper Iowa University, working directly with the offensive line.

He started his coaching career in 1999 at Ellsworth Community College and spent two years as the offensive and defensive line coach, in addition to serving as the head strength and conditioning coach.

After a year at Iowa Central CC (2001) and Ames (IA) High School (2002), Moore took over as the assistant offensive line coach at St. Cloud State University. He spent two years working as the university’s assistant strength and conditioning coach.

In 2005, Moore went to Lincoln University to take over as special teams coordinator and offensive line coach while adding head strength and conditioning coach duties. He coached at Upper Iowa from 2006-09, as well as a stint at Northern Iowa for a season. 

Moore is a proud father of a son, Elijah (5).