Darnesha Moore

Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach
Alcorn State University

A former standout student-athlete in the SWAC, Darnesha Moore was announced as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Alcorn State University in Oct. 2019.

Moore was the SWAC Women’s Most Valuable Player at Southern University in 2014. She earned All-Conference honors all four years as a Jaguar and was also the SU Women’s Athlete of the Year in 2014.

Prior to coming to Alcorn, Moore assisted with the LSU men’s tennis team last season. She previously served as a volunteer with Southern as both an assistant and a video coordinator.

In 2018, Moore was selected to work with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development Professional Coaching Program. She traveled the country with mentors participating in the USTA High Performance Coaching Program, followed by continued education programs.

As a student-athlete, Moore guided Southern to a pair of SWAC Championships in 2014 and 2015. She also served as the SAAC Vice President and as a Big Buddy Mentor for 2nd Graders.

Upon graduation, she earned a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) certification. Moore was founder and CEO of Moore Quality Tennis, LLC at Fennwood Hills Country Club. Her mission was to increase competitive culture for youth, provide parent information and host community tennis events to grow the game. Moore taught group and private lessons to both youth and adults.