Jeff Moody begins his 10th year as a part-time assistant coach
for the Braves cross country and track teams. His collegiate
experience as a member of PSU’s 1978 National Cross Country
Team and tutaledge under former PSU legendary head coach, Dr. Ed
Crain, gives Moody a wealth of knowledge and experience which he
can share with UNCP runners.
Prior to his coaching at UNCP, Moody served as an assistant cross country/track coach for 12 years at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, N.C. He has also served in the capacity of head cross country coach at Union Pines High School and head cross country coach for Pinecrest High School as well as the head indoor track coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.
During his high school coaching career, Moody was named Southeastern 4A Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year, for men and women five times consecutively (1996-2000). His teams won several conference championships and three regional championships.
Moody earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education from PSU in 1979. He has taught in the public school system of North Carolina for 30 years, 26 of those at his current school, Southern Pines Elementary. In 1996, he was honored as teacher of the year.
Moody resides in Taylor Town, N.C. (near Pinshurst) with his wife, Nadine. They have two daughters, Yarona and Jessica, and one son, Jeffery II, also a UNCP graduate (2005).