Nov. 20, 2001

University of Notre Dame head men’s cross country coach Joe Piane, fresh off being named the 2001 National Cross Country Coach of the Year and helping his team to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, has announced that Tim Moore (Novi, Mich.) has signed a national letter-of-intent to enroll at Notre Dame next season and compete for the men’s cross country and track and field teams.

The 2001 individual Michigan state cross country champion after finishing third at the state meet in ’99 and ’00, Moore was the top underclassmen finisher at the 2000 Footlocker National meet (eighth place) and also excelled during the track and field season in the distance lane.

“Tim will be able to slip right and be in our top five next year,” Piane says.

“We are very excited that he has chosen to be a part of our program.”

Moore hails from the same high school (Novi) as current Irish junior Kevin Avenius.