On July 14, 2016, FAMU Athletics announced that Coach Darlene Moore, Ed.D., will assume the new title of Director of Track & Field with oversight of the Women's and Men's Track and Field/Cross Country programs.
Coach Moore brings an impressive resume of coaching experience to the FAMU Women's Track program.
She comes to FAMU from Albany State University, where she served for the past two years as the assistant track and field/cross country coach. Moore helped lead the Lady Rams to back-to-back Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championships in cross country and track and field.
A 1990 graduate of Albany State University, Moore competed as a middle-distance runner, lettering in both cross-country and track and field.
A 1998 inductee into the ASU Sports Hall of Fame, Moore served as head women track and field/cross country coach at Fort Valley State University from 1998 to 2004, where she became recognized as one of the premier female coaches in the nation.
In 2002, she was named the Georgia Female College Coach of the Year by the Georgia Women's Intersport Network and the National Female Track and Field Coach of the Year by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports.
She is a four-time SIAC Cross Country Coach of the Year, four-time SIAC Track and Field Coach of the Year, and a three-time NCAA Division II South Region Track and Field Coach of the Year - the only female coach in the South Region to win this award.
Moore served as the SIAC Cross Country Chairperson in 2003-2004, and on the NCAA Division II Track and Field Committee, the only African American on the Committee at the time, and the only female coach in the history of the SIAC to serve on this committee.
While at Fort Valley, her teams won eight consecutive SIAC track and field/cross country championships - the only female coach in the history of the SIAC to do so, and during her six-year tenure, her teams brought home a combined 20 SIAC championships.
Her teams at Fort Valley produced 71 individual conference champion student-athletes, three NCAA Division II South Region Athletes of the Year, four SIAC Track and Field Most Valuable Performers, four SIAC Cross Country Most Valuable Performers, three NCAA National Champions, seven NCAA Runners-up, 15 Track and Field All-Americans and two USA Track and Field Championship National qualifiers.