University of Iowa Athletics
Director of Player Development

Sean Moore

Sean Moore - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


Former Hawkeye player and assistant coach Sean Moore returned to the University of Iowa baseball staff as director of player development in 2024.

Moore spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach for the Hawkeyes from 2017-18. He helped lead the program to 72 wins, the first Big Ten Tournament title in school history and an appearance in the 2017 Houston Regional.

He coached nine All-Big Ten selections, including unanimous first-team All-Big Ten first baseman and unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year honoree Jake Adams, who hit an NCAA leading, Iowa school and Big Ten-record 29 home runs. Moore also helped nine players get selected in the MLB Draft.

The Coralville, Iowa, native then served five seasons (2018-23) on the Penn State baseball staff, including four as an assistant coach and one season as director of operations/player development.

In his four seasons as an assistant, Penn State improved in runs per game (4.3, 5.2, 5.5, 7.1), home runs (24, 34, 42, 44), RBIs (193, 203, 274, 316) and on-base percentage (.332, .347, .358, .372).

He mentored four All-Big Ten selections and three All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorees. Moore helped three Nittany Lion hitters be selected in the MLB Draft.

Moore’s collegiate playing career consisted of three stops. He played two seasons at DMACC, where he helped the Bears to an NJCAA World Series berth in 2011 before earning All-Region XI honors in 2012. He spent the 2013 season at Wichita State before transferring and wrapping up his career as a Hawkeye in 2015.  Iowa won 41 games in his lone season and advanced to NCAA Regional play for the first time since 1990.

Moore appeared in 25 contests for Iowa, hitting .231 (9-of-39) with four doubles, 10 RBIs and eight runs scored.

Moore has also served as director of baseball operations at Diamond Dreams Sports Academy, where he continued researching the biomechanical movements of each phase of the swing.

Moore, graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in leisure studies in 2015. He is a graduate of Iowa City West High School.