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Division II Coach of the Year Brandon Moore Named Head Coach at San Diego

San Diego announced that Brandon Moore will be the next head coach of the Toreros on Wednesday. Moore will replace former head coach Dale Lindsey who had a tumultuous exit from the program this offseason. Lindsey finished his career with a 68-8 record in conference play and helped San Diego make five appearances in the FCS Playoffs.

San Diego’s Executive Director of Athletics, Bill McGillis announced the hire. “Brandon Moore is a big-time winner, and I could not be more thrilled for the young men in our football program, our former players, and the entire university community that he has accepted the opportunity to serve as our head coach,” McGillis said. 

Moore served as the head coach at the Colorado School of Mines last season. In his first season, he led the Orediggers to the first Division II National Championship game in school history. In 2022, the Orediggers won 13 consecutive games, set a program record for wins, and won their fourth consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship. 

He served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Orediggers before being promoted to head coach prior to the 2022 season. Moore has been a part of five conference championship teams and coached 64 All-Conference players over his seven seasons with the Orediggers. 

Moore won the 2001 BCS National Championship at Oklahoma under head coach Bob Stoops. He was undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft but played seven seasons in the NFL with the 49ers, Cardinals, and Patriots. He finished his career with 245 tackles and 15 sacks, including leading the 49ers in tackles and sacks in 2006. 

After his career in the NFL, Moore signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives in the UFL. He played two seasons with the Locomotives and won back-to-back UFL championships. 

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