Rowan University’s (formerly Glassboro State) Oscar Moore, Jr. began the school’s men’s track & field program in 1971 and had immediate success. The men’s program became a mainstay at the NCAA championships, competing at the NCAA Division III Championships for 20 straight years under Moore’s guidance. Rowan earned runner-up honors in 1978 and 1979 before putting together a string of five-straight outdoor track and field titles from 1980-84. Moore’s 1982 NCAA championship team still holds the record for most points scored at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 119 points. Rowan’s five outdoor track and field national championships are the third-most in Division III. Moore-led squads won 19 straight New Jersey Athletic Conference titles, earned over 130 All-American honors, and won 24 NCAA individual titles. Moore was named the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year every year from 1980-1984.
“I am very honored, humble and overwhelmed,” said Moore. “All I can say at the present is that God did it again. He has blessed me so many times in my career.”