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Vinny Giacalone
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Ernest Moore
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Jerome Smith
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Ernest Moore

Ernest Moore

Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach

Phone (219) 464-6772

Ernest Moore is back for his fifth season as defensive coordinator for Valparaiso in 2018. He also works directly with the Crusader defensive backs.

Moore has helped oversee a significant uptick for a Valpo program that went from winning three total games in four years prior to this staff's arrival to enjoying its first winning season since 2003 in 2017. 

Moore made an immediate impact in his first season heading up the defensive side of the ball, as the 2014 campaign saw Valpo allow 156 fewer points than the previous season. The 2014 squad also surrendered 100.1 fewer yards per game than the 2013 team.

Moore arrived at Valpo in January of 2014 from the University of Chicago, where the former Lehigh assistant spent three seasons. He spent his final two years working as the Maroons' defensive coordinator. Moore graduated from Lehigh in 2008 before beginning his coaching career at Franklin and Marshall that same year.