(Editor’s note: University of Providence release)
GREAT FALLS — The University of Providence recently announced the hiring of Greg Moore, a decade-long fixture at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, and on the Women’s Ice Hockey circuit in the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes region. He has developed a solid recruiting footprint in an area of the country where he, Montana and the Providence women’s program will have great appeal.
“It is our intent to develop the first ever Argo Women’s Hockey schedule/competitions this season, and to that end, Coach Moore is currently recruiting for the Argos in the Midwest as we release this information,” Providence stated in an athletic release.
“I am tremendously honored to be the head women’s hockey coach at the University of Providence. I would like to thank Dave Gantt, Jeff Heimel and the administration at the University of Providence for giving me the opportunity to grow the women’s hockey program. I cannot wait to get started and see the impact our student-athletes can have on campus and the Great Falls community,” Moore said.
Moore is a hard-working, energetic, experienced and innovative leader with recognized success in collegiate hockey. He has proven skills at leading student athletes through the rigors of balancing being a student and an athlete through the course of their academic/competitive careers. Moore also has a history of working as an Instructor/Evaluator for USA Hockey in the Central U.S. District.
“Greg came to our campus with a philosophy and a plan,” stated Gantt, the VP for Athletics. “As a former coach, his organization and approach really resonated with me, as well as the rest of the search committee. Presenting us with a program philosophy, a coaching philosophy, a recruiting philosophy and immediate recruiting plan, a code of conduct, a practice plan, etc., indicated he is well prepared to lead our program as a professional coach. Working together, he and Coach Heimel will create great synergy for both Argo Hockey programs.”