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 Deb Moore
Deb Moore

Position:
Assistant Director of Media Relations

Sports Covered:
Men's Basketball, Softball, Volleyball


Deb Moore is in her sixth year as Assistant Media Relations Director at Kentucky. Moore first joined the Wildcat athletics department as a media relations assistant in July 2006.

Moore currently works with Kentucky's men's basketball, softball and volleyball programs. She has worked with a number of All-America athletes, including softball's Molly Johnson who became UK's first softball All-American in 2009.

While working with the Kentucky volleyball team, Craig Skinner has led the Wildcats to seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances including Sweet 16 appearances in two of the last three seasons. In the fall of 2009, the UK volleyball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in the Skinner era and three players earned All-America distinctions - the highest total for a single season in Kentucky history. Kentucky matched that run during the 2011 season, while Lexington served as a host site for the NCAA Regionals. More than 4,000 fans piled into Memorial Coliseum as Penn State, Texas, UCLA and Kentucky took the floor for a bid to the Final Four.

During her tenure at Kentucky, Moore has served as the Media Coordinator for the 2011 NCAA Volleyball Regionals, the 2011 NCAA Softball Super Regionals and the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Volleyball Tournament's First and Second rounds.

UK's softball team saw its most successful run in school history during the 2011 season as the Wildcats under the direction of Rachel Lawson advanced to the school's first NCAA Super Regional. Kentucky played host to Cal and more than 2,000 fans cheered on the Wildcats at the UK Softball Complex - record breaking numbers for the facility. The Kentucky softball team made its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and has advanced to four consecutive post season tournaments.

Moore has promoted eight consecutive NCAA Tournament runs by the volleyball and softball teams since 2008.

During the 2012 men's basketball championship season, Moore served as a secondary contact as Anthony Davis captured National Player of the Year accolades and the Blue and White brought home the school's eighth national title.

Since coming to UK, she has also worked with the men's tennis, women's golf and the swimming and diving teams. In 2007, Moore served as the Media Coordinator for the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. Diver Taryn Ignacio and the women's 200-freestyle relay team captured gold medals in the home confines of the Lancaster Aquatic Center.

Additionally, Moore worked with the 2007 Kentucky football team that won back-to-back Music City Bowl Championships. The Wildcats that season charted comeback victories over No. 9 Louisville and a three-overtime thriller against No. 1 LSU.

Prior to her arrival in Lexington, Moore earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism/Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University. While at SBU she worked as an undergraduate assistant for two years in the sports information department. Moore served as the Media Coordinator for the 2006 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships where the Bonnies captured the men's title for the first time in nearly a decade.

In the summer of 2005, Moore interned with the public relations staff of the WNBA's Washington Mystics.

Moore completed a master's of science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Sport Leadership from the University of Kentucky in December of 2011.

The Fredericksburg, Va., native is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is the daughter of Dave and Jodi Moore, and has one sister, Kate, who is a senior at Kentucky.