Nov. 30, 2007
IOWA CITY – The UI Department of Athletics announced that J.C. Moreau has been hired as the new Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men’s and women’s basketball, along with Olympic sports.
“I am absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to be a part of the great tradition at the University of Iowa,” Moreau said. “I look forward to helping the Hawkeye family achieve its goals of winning Big Ten and national championships. I would like to thank Gary Barta, Paula Jantz and the entire department for providing me with this wonderful opportunity. It was evident from my earliest discussions with Mr. Barta, Coach Lickliter and Coach Bluder that there are core values and principles here that are shared by the people of this state. That is something I strongly believe in and wanted to be a part of. Finally, Mr. Barta’s vision for the future of this athletic department is very exciting. Hawkeye fans across the country are thrilled about this and it’s something I look forward to being a part of.”
“We are very excited to have J.C. join our program,” UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta said. “He brings a great amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to our staff. We are confident that he will help our student-athletes and coaches reach new levels of strength and conditioning.”
Moreau joins the Hawkeyes from the University of Arkansas, where he served as head strength and conditioning coach for all 11 women’s varsity teams. While at Arkansas, Moreau also assisted with all aspects of the football team’s summer strength and conditioning program.
Moreau was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Memphis from 2002-04, where he worked with the men’s soccer and track teams along with the women’s track, cross country and volleyball teams. He was also the number one assistant for football and baseball.
Prior to his time at Memphis, Moreau was the head strength and conditioning coach at Lafayette College in Easton, PA (2000-02) and an assistant coach at Colgate University (1999-00).
Moreau received a B.A. in history with a minor in education from Colgate in 2001 and an M.S. in human movement science and education from Memphis in 2007.
Moreau was a running back and long snapper at Colgate from 1996-98 before suffering a career ending injury. He was a member of the 1997 Patriot League champion and Division I-AA tournament qualifying team. He also lettered in both indoor and outdoor track for two seasons.