Pat Moorer is in his seventh season at the University of South Carolina. Moorer serves as the director of strength and conditioning for Gamecock varsity sports and was presented with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association in 2006. This is the highest honor that can be achieved in the coaching profession of Strength and Conditioning. It represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise, as well as longevity in the field.
Moorer joined the Carolina staff in June 1999 from the University of Illinois, where he was the director of strength and conditioning for two years (1997-99).
Moorer earned his Bachelor of Science in health and human performance from Florida in 1989. He played inside linebacker for four seasons, was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 1986, led UF in tackles in 1988-89 and was the team captain as a senior.
After graduating from Florida, Moorer played linebacker for the San Diego Chargers in 1990 before moving to the Frankfurt (Germany) Galaxy of the World Professional League (later NFL Europe) in 1991-92. Moorer returned to Florida in 1992 as assistant strength and conditioning and was named coordinator of strength and conditioning in 1995, a position he held until his move to Illinois in 1997. Moorer also served as the personal trainer to former Florida and the NFL's all-time leading rusher, running back Emmitt Smith.
Moorer, a 1986 graduate of Escambia High School in his hometown of Pensacola, Fla., and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Patrick II, and Kaleb Ivan, and a daughter Nina Rae. Moorer is a 2001 graduate of the Sports Management Institute.