Editor’s note: The following community interest press release was issued by Ohlone College in Fremont. It has been lightly edited for style and clarity.
FREMONT – Paul Moore, longtime Ohlone College Baseball Coach, was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Community College Baseball Coaches last month in conjunction with the Final Four state championships in Bakersfield, Calif.
Moore served 18 years as men¹s baseball coach and took the Renegades to conference championships and to regional and super regional playoffs a dozen times. Moore established a winning attitude for the franchise that lead to Ohlone winning the state championship in 2010, according to then-coach Jordan Twohig.
Moore began at Ohlone College in August 1989. He was hired as a professor and men¹s baseball coach. A year later men¹s baseball won the Coast Conference Championship. The wins continued in 1991, 1997, and 2002.
Under his leadership, his team went to the California Community College Athletics Association baseball play-offs 11 times. In 2004, the Ohlone College Renegades won both regionals and super regionals and also finished third at the State Championships.
“As a coach, my goals were to elevate us to a level that was collegiate and competitive,” Moore said, adding, “I wanted to leave the program with the possibility of getting better. Obviously they have because Ohlone is now expected to be a playoff team.”
Moore was promoted to Ohlone College Athletic Director in July 1993, and made it his goal to obtain a new wood floor for the college’s Epler Gymnasium and to provide better transportation for Ohlone College athletic teams. Both of these goals were accomplished during his tenure.
Moore also helped to hire Ohlone¹s first full-time trainer, a women¹s soccer coach, and a men¹s basketball coach. He also was instrumental in building a new fitness room, athletic weight room, training room, team rooms, and a soccer field.
After his retirement, in July 2006, Moore became president of the
California Community College Baseball Coaches Association, a position he still occupies.
In summing up his successes, Moore pointed to the people he worked with, student-athletes, colleagues, and administrators.