Wayne Moses - New RB Coach

Bumped. Welcome to Westwood Coach Moses. GO BRUINS. -N

Wayne Moses was hired as the new Running Backs coach. Apologies if this has been posted somewhere already. Welcome, Coach Moses!

Here is the official release:

A familiar coach in the Pacific-10 Conference, Wayne Moses has been hired as UCLA's new running backs, Bruin head coach Rick Neuheisel announced today.

"Wayne is an outstanding running backs coach," said Neuheisel. "He is a great teacher and gets the best out of his players. He has enjoyed success wherever he has coached and we certainly had outstanding running games at UCLA and Washington during our time together. Wayne is a great fit for our staff, having worked with (offensive coordinator) Norm Chow and (defensive coordinator) DeWayne Walker at USC and (offensive line coach) Bob Palcic and myself at UCLA. Most importantly, he and (his wife) Rosalind are great people."

Moses spent the last two seasons as running backs coach for the St. Louis Rams. In 2007, Stephen Jackson rushed for 1,002 yards. In 2006, Jackson earned his first Pro Bowl berth after rushing for a career-high 1,528 yards (third in the NFC, fifth in the NFL). Jackson also caught 90 passes, a total that led NFL running backs and was fourth in the NFC (tied for seventh in the NFL). Jackson's 2,334 yards from scrimmage led the NFL and his 105 first downs led the NFC, second in the NFL. Jackson's 96 points tied for the NFC lead, tied for third in the NFL, in scoring for non-kickers.

Prior to joining the Rams, Moses had a 28-year college career, coaching running backs at five Pacific 10 schools since 1990, with tours at UCLA (1990-95), California (1996), Washington (1997-2000), USC (2001), and Stanford (2002-03 and 2005). Moses spent 2004 at the University of Pittsburgh. Some of the great Pac-10 players who have worked under Moses include Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Williams, Skip Hicks, and Shawn Wills at UCLA, Deltha O'Neal and Tarik Smith at Cal, Willie Hurst and Rashawn Shehee at Washington, and Kenneth Tolan and Kerry Carter at Stanford.

Moses, 53, worked with Bruin head coach Rick Neuheisel as fellow assistants at UCLA from 1990-93 and also worked for Neuheisel at Washington in 1999-2000. In their final year together, Washington won the Pac-10 title, went to the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the final polls. In addition, he worked with new offensive coordinator Norm Chow and defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker at USC in 2001. He also worked with offensive line coach Bob Palcic at UCLA in 1993 when the Bruins won the Pac-10 title and played in the 1994 Rose Bowl.

In 2004, Moses was part of a Pitt team that won the Big East Championship and advanced to a BCS Bowl for the first time in school history. The Panthers won six of their final seven regular season games to earn a Fiesta Bowl berth versus Utah.

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