Joseph Moses Jr. named head coach of men’s and women’s track and field and cross-country programs

Shreveport – Joseph Moses Jr. has been named the head coach of the Centennial men’s and women’s track and field and cross-country programs, announced director of athletics and recreation David Orr.

Moses Jr., a native of Baton Rouge who attended Baker High School, is a 1994 graduate of LSU where he was a member of a pair of National Championship teams with the Tigers in 1988 and 1989. Moses Jr. comes to Centenary from Simpson University. in Redding, Calif., where he was head coach of cross country and track and field and strength and conditioning.

He was previously at Xavier University in New Orleans from 2004-18 where he enjoyed annual success at NAIA School, including being named Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (CCGA) Coach of the Year 12 times. .

Moses Jr. was the Division 1 head coach at Charleston Southern University from 2001 to 2003, where he produced 13 student-athletes from all conferences. He led Xavier to 23 conference championships and was twice named Louisiana Coach of the Year.

He also coached at Independence Community College, an NJCAA institution in Independence Kansas, from 2000 to 2001.

“I am excited to use my skills and experience to help develop student-athletes, contribute to college and also grow professionally and personally,” said Moses Jr.

“I was drawn to the role here at Centenary because of the similarities between his vision and my passion and experience. “

The women’s and men’s athletics and cross-country schedules will be announced soon.

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