Thurmond Moore


Position: Defensive Linemen

Thurmond Moore has spent his career honing the ability and technique of top defensive lineman at all levels - prep, college and professional.

Moore has extensive experience on the defensive side of the ball, including coaching at a dozen collegiate football programs, several NFL teams and NFL Europe. Moore has made collegiate stops at Tulsa, Colorado State, North Texas, Syracuse and UCLA. In the NFL, he has worked with the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and served as the Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator. Moore also coached the defensive lines of the United Football League's New York Sentinels in 2009 and Brophy College Prepatory in 2015.

Notable NFL Players Coached or Trained:

  • All-Pro Dwight Freeney, DE, Indianapolis Colts
  • All-Pro Simeon Rice, DE, Arizona Cardinals/Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • All-Pro Joey Porter, LB, Arizona Cardinals/Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Pro Bowler Pat Williams, DT, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2011 NFL Draft first-round selections J.J. Watt and Cameron Jordan

Playing Career

  • College:San Jose State University

Coaching Career

  • Amsterdam Admirals (1995)
  • North Texas (1995)
  • London Monarchs (1996)
  • Colorado State (1997-1998)
  • Syracuse (1999-2000)
  • University at Buffalo (2001-2003)
  • University of Tulsa (2004)
  • UCLA (2005)
  • New York Sentinels (2009)
  • Brophy College Prepatory (2015)