2016-17 Football
Dave Cecchini
Head Coach
Jason Miran
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
Ernest Moore
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach
Vinny Giacalone
Offensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
John Snyder
Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
Tony Rouse
Defensive Line/Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sami Caygoz
Tight Ends Coach
Ryan Manalac
Linebackers Coach
Zach Greiner
Defensive Backs Assistant
Meghan Reider
Student Manager
Alejandra Guzman
Student Manager
Luis Palacios
Student Manager
Full Roster
Ernest Moore

Ernest Moore

Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach

Phone (219) 464-6772
Email Ernest.Moore@valpo.edu

Ernest Moore enters his fourth season as defensive coordinator for Valparaiso in 2017. He also works directly with the Crusader defensive backs.

Moore has helped oversee a signficant 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.