University of Hawaii head coach Norm Chow announced the hiring of Wayne Moses as assistant coach in charge of running backs. Moses comes to UH from Army, where he spent one season on former UH coach Rich Ellerson's staff.
"Wayne is a tremendous football coach who comes to us with a wealth of experience at both the college and professional levels," Chow said. "We're awfully fortunate to have him join our staff. I've known Wayne since our USC and UCLA days and he's as loyal and hard-working coach you'll find and who will only make our staff better."
Chow and Moses coached together at USC under Peter Caroll in 2001 and UCLA under Rick Neuheisal from 2008-10. Chow was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach while Moses coached the running backs on Carroll's inaugural staff. Moses' coaching career stretches four decades at both the college and professional levels. He's been a part of 13 bowl teams at 14 different schools and has coached at five different Pac-12 institutions, including multiple stops at UCLA (1990-95 and 2008-11) and Stanford (2002-03 and '05). A total of 33 of his 35 years of coaching has been spent at the college level, including 19 years at Pac-12 schools.
In addition to Carroll and Neuheisel, Moses has worked with other notable head coaches including Terry Donahue, Steve Marriucci, Jim Lambright, and Walt Harris.
Moses has spent the majority of his career mentoring running backs. In his only stop in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, he coached Steven Jackson to back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2006.
In his only season at Army last season, Moses coached the slotbacks in its sophisticated triple option offense. He spent the 2012 season at Idaho after four seasons at UCLA, where he was part of two bowl teams and mentored running back Jonathan Franklin to a 1,200-yard season in 2010.
In 2004, Moses coached at Pittsburgh and helped the Panthers to a share of the Big East title and a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Sandwiched between his only year at Pitt, he coached the 2002 and '03 seasons and 2005 campaign at Stanford, where he recruited Toby Gerhart, the 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up.
Prior to his stint at USC, Moses spent four seasons at his alma mater, Washington, from 1997-2000, the latter of which he coached the Huskies to an 11-1 record and Rose Bowl victory over Purdue. He coached running backs at California for the 1996 campaign, and had a six-year tenure at UCLA from 1990-95. In all, he coached four running backs that led the league in rushing.
In 1989, Moses coached at New Mexico and worked with the wide receivers where one of his pupils was Terance Mathis, who finished his career as the NCAA's all-time leader with 4,254 receiving yards. Mathis went on to a productive 13-year NFL career with the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Moses also spent time at San Diego State (RBs, 1986-88), Rutgers (RBs, 1984-85), Bowling Green (RBs, 1981-83), North Carolina State (asst. defensive backs, 1980) and Cal State Fullerton (RBs, 1979).
Moses earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Washington where he was a four-year letterman for the Huskies. He started at cornerback two seasons, helping the squad to a Pac-8 title, a Rose Bowl win over Michigan and a No. 10 ranking in the final Associated Press poll as a senior.
Moses and his wife, Rosalind, have two daughters, Valerie and Kimberly.