|| Wayne Moses
Seasons At Stanford: 2002-03, '05
A familiar coach in the Pacific-10 Conference, Wayne Moses coached three seasons during two tours of duty at Stanford coaching Cardinal running backs. Moses coached on The Farm during the 2002 and '03 seasons, and then returned to Stanford for one campaign in 2005 before being hired by the St. Louis Rams on February 6, 2006.
Moses was part of a Pitt team that won the Big East Championship and advanced to a BCS Bowl for the first time in school history in 2004. The Panthers won six of their final seven regular season games to earn a Fiesta Bowl berth versus Utah.
Moses has deep roots coaching running backs in the Pacific-10 Conference and has coached at five Pac-10 schools since 1990. Throughout his career, he has worked with running backs in all but three years. In the past 16 season, he has tutored Pac-10 running backs at UCLA (1990-95), Cal (1996), Washington (1997-2000), USC (2001) and Stanford (2002-03, 2005). Several of his pupils have had 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
Some of the great Pac-10 players who have worked under Moses include Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Williams, Skip Hicks, and Shawn Wills at UCLA, Deltha O'Neal and Tarik Smith at Cal, and Willie Hurst and Rashawn Shehee at Washington.
Moses came to Stanford to coach Cardinal running backs in 2002 and '03. coaching the likes of J.R. Lemon as well as Kerry Carter, who played in 2003 and '04 for the Seattle Seahawks, and 1,000 yard rusher Kenneth Tolon.
Moses spent the 2001 season working at USC. He helped the Trojans finish 5-3 in the Pac-10 (6-6 overall) and advance to their first post-season bowl game after a two-year absence.
Moses was the running backs coach at his alma mater, Washington, for four years (1997-2000) before joining the Trojan staff. Washington led the Pac-10 in rushing in 2000 (16th nationally). The Huskies played in a bowl game each year (1997 Aloha Bowl, 1998 Oahu Bowl, 1999 Holiday Bowl and 2001 Rose Bowl).
He spent the 1996 season handling the running backs at California, helping the Golden Bears to their first bowl appearance in six years. Under head coach Steve Mariucci, the Bears finished the regular season 6-5 and played Navy in the Aloha Bowl.
From 1990-95, Moses was the running backs coach at UCLA under Terry Donahue. Abdul-Jabbar and Williams led the Pac-10 in rushing under Moses' tutelage while Hicks went on to earn All-America honors. Abdul-Jabbar set UCLA's single season rushing records and was named First-Team All-America in 1995 with Moses as his coach. The Bruins played in the 1991 Sun Bowl, 1994 Rose Bowl and 1995 Aloha Bowl.
Moses began his coaching career in 1978 at Cal State Fullerton as a graduate assistant working with the defensive backs. He then was the running backs coach at Chaffey Junior College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., in 1979. He went to North Carolina State in 1980, working with the defensive backs.
He then was the running backs coach at Bowling Green for three years (1981-83), Rutgers for two seasons (1984-85) and San Diego State for three years (1986-88). Paul Hewitt of the Aztecs led the nation in scoring in 1987. Bowling Green played in the 1982 California Bowl and San Diego State was in the 1986 Holiday Bowl. Next, he was the wide receivers coach at New Mexico in 1989 before moving to UCLA. His receiver at New Mexico, Terance Mathis, set NCAA career records for receptions and receiving yardage.
He was a coaching intern with the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos during the summers of 1990, 1993 and 1999, respectively.
Moses was a four-year (1973-74, 1976-77) letterman at Washington, where he started at cornerback his last two seasons. He was a member of the Huskies' 1978 Rose Bowl championship team.
He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Washington in 1977. He spent some time out of football when he was hired by the FBI to train as an agent at Quantico, Virginia.
Moses played football and basketball at San Dimas (Calif.) High. A native of New Gulf, Texas, Moses and his wife, Rosalind, have two daughters: Valerie, a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington, and Kimberly, a student at Sacramento State University.
Last Updated: February 9, 2006