As of 10 a.m. local time Tuesday, head coach Jim Moore and his wife, assistant Stacy Metro, were still listed on the Oregon website, but it was reported by the university’s student newspaper the Daily Emerald that they’d been fired.
Moore, when reached by phone Tuesday morning, said, “I can’t say anything yet because we’re in the middle of negotiations.”
Moore’s agent, Nick Meeker, told VolleyballMag.com, “At this time, the only thing I can tell you is that yesterday’s reports stating that he and Stacy had been terminated are incorrect. They are both still employees at Oregon.”
On goducks.com, the Oregon athletic website, Moore is still listed as the head coach and Metro as his assistant. Metro is still listed as the head coach for beach volleyball.
Oregon finished 21-10 in 2016, 13-7 and in fourth place in the Pac-12, and lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Michigan. Moore has a 12-year record at the school of 246-132. His wife has been his assistant coach the entire time.
The Daily Emerald story says, “Sources indicated that Moore and Metro, husband and wife, were fired for cause last week.”
The Oregon senior women’s administrator is Lisa Peterson, also the head of the NCAA Division I volleyball committee. Peterson said in a Monday-night email, “I have no comment.”
The Oregon volleyball sports information director replied to VBM in an email, “We have no comment or information to give at this time.”
Oregon’s roster is considered one of the better group of young players in the nation. VolleyballMag.com will have more on this story as it develops. Click here for the Daily Emerald story.