Wayne Moses is in his fourth season coaching the Washington running backs in 2000. His background tutoring top-notch ball carriers is extensive and impressive.
Moses graduated from Washington in 1977 after starting at cornerback during the 1976 and '77 seasons. In 1997, during his return to his alma mater, Moses coached Husky tailback Rashaan Shehee, a first-team All-Pac-10 pick. Shehee earned the recognition despite missing the final three regular season games due to a knee injury. He came back to set an Aloha Bowl rushing record with 193 yards in the Huskies' victory against Michigan State. Shehee was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 1998 NFL draft.
Last year he helped the Huskies adopt an option-style offense that led Washington to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 in rushing with 189.7 yards per game.
Moses joined the Washington staff after coaching the running backs for Steve Mariucci at California in 1996. For six years, from 1990 to 1995, Moses was the running backs coach at UCLA under Terry Donahue. Moses began his coaching career at North Carolina State in 1980 when he tutored the defensive backs. From 1981-83 he coached for Denny Stolz at Bowling Green. The 1982 Falcon squad won the Mid-American Conference championship and played in the California Bowl. Moses served as the running backs coach at Rutgers from 1984-85.
From 1986-88 Moses was the running backs coach at San Diego State. He helped the Aztecs to the 1986 Western Athletic Conference championship and coached Paul Hewitt, the school's all-time rushing leader at the time. Hewitt was the nation's top scorer in 1987 with 24 touchdowns.
Moses had a one-year stay at New Mexico in 1989 as the wide receivers coach. His group of receivers included current Atlanta Falcon Terance Mathis, who at the time was the NCAA's all-time leader in pass receptions (263 catches) and receiving yardage (4,254 yards). During the 1989 season, Mathis caught 88 passes for 1,315 yards. Moses spent the summers of 1990 and 1993 in the camps of the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and Seattle Seahawks in a coaching intern program. He interned with the Denver Broncos in 1999.
During his 16-year tenure as a coach, Moses has had six of his running backs rush for 1,000 yards. He was most recently credited with the emergence of tailback Karim Abdul-Jabbar, the leading rusher in the Pac-10 and ninth in the NCAA in 1995. The talented junior rushed for a school record 1,571 yards, and had three straight 200-yard rushing games. Other players he coached at UCLA included Kevin Williams, who led the Pac-10 in rushing in 1991, Kevin Smith, a 1992 draftee of the Los Angeles Raiders, and Maury Toy, a fifth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts.
Moses lettered four seasons (1973, '74, '76 and '77) at Washington, starting at cornerback in '76 and '77 and intercepting seven passes his final two seasons. He helped the Huskies to the 1978 Rose Bowl, where they defeated Michigan, 27-20. Moses graduated from Washington in 1977 with a degree in political science. He spent six months out of football when he was hired by the FBI to train as an agent,.
Moses was born in Newgulf, Texas. He and his wife, Rosalind, have two daughters, Valerie (18) and Kimberly (13).
The Moses File
Birthplace: Newgulf, Texas
Birthdate: Jan. 11, 1955
Family: Wife Rosalind and daughters Valerie and Kimberly
High School: San Dimas High School, San Dimas, CA (1973)
College: Washington ('77)
|1980||North Carolina State (defensive backs)|
|1981-83||Bowling Green (running backs)|
|1984-85||Rutgers (running backs)|
|1986-88||San Diego State (running backs)|
|1989||New Mexico (wide receivers)|
|1990-95||UCLA (running backs)|
|1996||California (running backs)|
|1997-00||Washington (running backs)|
|1978||Rose Bowl (Washington vs. Michigan)|
|1982||California Bowl (Bowling Green vs. Fresno State)|
|1986||Holiday Bowl (San Diego State vs. Iowa)|
|1991||John Hancock Bowl (UCLA vs. Illinois)|
|1994||Rose Bowl (UCLA vs. Wisconsin)|
|1995||Aloha Bowl (UCLA vs. Kansas)|
|1996||Aloha Bowl (California vs. Navy)|
|1997||Aloha Bowl (Washington vs. Michigan State)|
|1998||Oahu Bowl (Washington vs. Air Force)|
|1999||Holiday Bowl (Washington vs. Kansas State)|