Kim Moore enters her seventh season as the head golf coach at Saint Mary's at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.
In her first season, Moore guided the Belles to second place finishes in the MIAA in both the fall season and the spring automatic qualifying tournament. At the conclusion of the fall season in 2013, four members of the team were honored with All-MIAA distinctions - two First Team All-MIAA, one Second Team All-MIAA, and the 2013 Sportsmanship Award recipient.
During the 2014-15 academic year, the Belles claimed third place in the MIAA while finishing no lower than fourth in any conference round. Moore helped guide one player to First Team All-MIAA honors while another claimed Second Team All-MIAA recognition. Moreover, three members of the team were WGCA All-American Scholars - the most in any one year for the program.
In 2015-16, the Belles finished third in the MIAA fall standings while placing second in the conference's spring automatic qualifying standings. Sammie Averill became the program's eighth MIAA Season Medalist and conference MVP. As a team, the squad won or tied for top honors at three MIAA rounds in the fall and spring combined for Moore's first tournament victories of her coaching career. The 2016-17 campaign saw the team claim second place in both the fall and spring MIAA standings as four Belles earned All-MIAA honors.
The 2017-18 season brought the Belles their seventh MIAA Championship in the fall and their eight NCAA Division III Championship appearance. Moore helped lead four players to All-MIAA honors in the fall portion of the season while the Belles posted a school-record 301 on the final day of MIAA competition in the fall.
The team captured the program's eighth MIAA Championship in the 2018-19 season while also making their ninth NCAA Division III Championship appearance. Hunter Kehoe won MIAA Most Valuable Golfer honors after leading the league in stroke average. Saint Mary's placed all five scoring golfers from the fall season on the First Team all-conference list, marking the first time in MIAA history a single school had five golfers earn First Team All-MIAA recognition.
Moore came to Saint Mary’s with a range of coaching and professional experiences. A Class “A” PGA Golf Professional, she served as an assistant or resident golf professional from 2006 through 2013. She was the assistant golf professional at Colonial Oaks Golf Club in Fort Wayne and at Elcona Country Club in Elkhart. From April 2012 until her appointment at Saint Mary's in the summer of 2013, Moore was the resident PGA golf professional and director of instruction at SRT Prosthetics and Orthotics in Indianapolis.
Prior to filling roles as a golf professional, Moore was the men’s and women’s assistant golf coach at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) from 2004 to 2006. Much of her time was spent organizing and running the women’s golf team. She also helped lay the groundwork for the two programs during the first few years of varsity sport status at IPFW.
From her collegiate playing days to the present, Moore excels on the course. A four-year member of the University of Indianapolis women’s golf program, she was four-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree. The Greyhounds were three-time GLVC champions during Moore’s career, and she was the conference’s individual runner-up in 2002. In 2003, the National Golf Coaches Association established the Kim Moore Spirit Award to honor a student who has “demonstrated a positive attitude, determination and perseverance to overcome personal challenges” in each of the NCAA’s three divisions. Additionally, Moore has won 10 consecutive National Golf Amputee Association women’s national titles.
Moore is a 2003 graduate of the University of Indianapolis where she earned bachelor’s degree in biology while also completing a minor in Spanish.