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Coach Eric J. Moore
After another exciting run through the regular and post season, Coach Eric Moore enters his 15th season as Center Grove’s head football coach. A graduate of Indiana University, where he played on the Hoosier football team, Coach Moore has amassed 26 years of coaching experience. Eric came to Center Grove after an illustrious tenure as head coach of Charlotte High School in Florida.
Known for his innovative Wing-T Offense, Coach Moore’s career record is 172 – 56 (124 – 51 at CG). Among his many accomplishments, Coach Moore has guided the Trojans to sectional and regional championships in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2012. His 2008 squad won the school’s first state championship in an exciting win over Carmel. The 2000 squad reached the 5A state championship game and his 2002, 2003 and 2009 teams reached the final four. His honors include being selected as a coach for the Indiana North/South All Star game in 2002, being name Metro-South Coach of the year three times, and being recognized by the IHSAA for 20 years of service in 2007. He was also recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations as the 2012 Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year.
The all-time wins leader in CG football history, Coach Moore has guided over 100 athletes to Division 1 scholarships during his more than two decades of coaching. Eric’s family includes wife, Brandy, as well as five children – Tyson, Hannah, Jackson, Hayden and Sydney.
My philosophy on life and the way we approach our day to day activities comes from a belief that we all have "THE CHAMPION THAT LIVES INSIDE". Unless you can overcome the obstacles that life throws at you, you will spend your life in great pain, fear, and disappointment. Unless you can call upon the courage, strength, and perseverance that you were given at birth, THE CHAMPION INSIDE will wither away and die... This CHAMPION inside is not awakened by money or success, but by reaching deep inside your soul for the desire to ride through the difficult and troubling times in our lives. You must take that chance and believe in yourself and family to succeed with courage and perseverance.
Football Mission Statement
"Isn't it ironic" that football, fully steeped in a rich and lengthy tradition is perhaps one of the most enriching counter-cultural endeavors in today's society. Where society teaches individual goals, football teaches teamwork. Where society teaches haughtiness, football teaches caring.
Where society often shows us hatred and dissension, football creates love and trust.
Trojan Coaching Staff
Front: Matt Adams, Drew Garrison, Brad Timmons, Chad Daniels, Joe Siderewicz, Ryan Spoonmore, Tom Blanck
Dave Buchholz, ATC
Dave is entering his 13th season as the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) at Center Grove High School (CGHS) and his first year with IU Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
He was born in Kansas City, MO, & grew up in Moorhead, MN. Dave attended Minnesota State University-Moorhead earning a degree in Health Education K-12. Dave and his wife, Pam, moved to Muncie, IN, in 1996. He was employed by Central Indiana Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as a clinical assistant and was the ATC at Cowan High School during that time.
In the Spring of 2007, Dave was awarded theTrojan Service Award. The most prestigious award presented by the CGHS Athletic Department honoring efforts & support that “go above & beyond”. Dave served as a 2010 Indiana All Star ATC for Softball & 2013 Indiana All Star ATC for Football. He is member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association & Indiana Athletic Trainers Association.
Dave & Pam have two children: Isaac (14) & Rachel (10).
Tasha Taylor, LAT, ATC
Tasha Taylor is entering her first season as the Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) at Center Grove High School as well as her first year with IU Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Tasha grew up in Austin, IN where she graduated from Austin High School in 2007. Tasha then went on to attend Franklin College where she graduated in 2011with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Fitness. While attending Franklin College Tasha was a member of the Franklin College Athletic Training Club and Franklin College volleyball team.
Besides experience gained through clinical rotations, she has worked different athletic events and tournaments through outreach programs. Tasha also had the opportunity to work with NFL combine players, Indianapolis Colts players, the USA Synchro team, the USA Gymnasticsteam as well as many other athlete’s when interning at St. Vincent Sports Performance Center.
In addition to being certified by the National Athletic Trainers’Association Board of Certification,Tasha is also a member of the Indiana Athletic Trainers’Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’Association and the National AthleticTrainers’Association.
Tasha has always had a passion for sports and the health care field. Being able to be part of a career where it involves both of her passions makes life more enjoyable. Tasha knows an injury can be devastating to an athlete and cause a lot of stress physically, mentally and emotionally. That’s why one aspect of her job she loves the most is being able to help the athlete’s get back to playing the sport they love.