|Position:||Assistant Director for Academics|
|Hometown:||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Alma Mater:||Colorado '03|
Medford Moorer is in his fifth year as an academic coordinator in the Herbst Academic Center, joining the athletic department staff on August 1, 2011 from across campus, where he had been working in administration as the graduate coordinator in the Civil Engineering department for five years. His main sport responsibilities are with the football (offensive players and specialists) and the women’s tennis teams.
Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2006, he worked one year at Texas A&M as an assistant in academics. That followed two years as a teacher for a charter school in metro Denver, his first full-time position after he completed his college football career for the Buffaloes.
He graduated from CU with a degree in Sociology in August 2003. As a junior, he was the recipient of the Clancy A. Herbst Student-Athlete Achievement Award, presented to the Buff who overcame personal, academic and/or emotional difficulties to success academically while participating in athletics.
He was a four-year letterman in football at Colorado, leading the team in tackles with 111 his senior year in 2003, when he earned second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors from the league coaches. He won three postseason team awards that year, the Hang Tough Award (overcoming the most adversity); the Dave Jones Award (outstanding defensive player); and the Buffalo Heart Award (selected by “the fans behind the bench”). In the postseason, he played in the Hula Bowl. As a sophomore, he had a big play in CU’s 39-37 win over Texas in the Big 12 Championship game, returning an interception 64 yards for a touchdown that gave CU a 29-10 lead late in the first half. His 256 career tackles are still the 27th most in school history.
He was born November 28, 1980 in Los Angeles, and graduated from the city’s Locke High School, where was an All-City and All-League performer in football and also lettered in basketball and track. He is married to the former Mandy (Ament), and the couple has two children, son Marshall (4) and daughter Malia Ann (2).