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    Moriarity Named Offensive Line Coach at Indiana

    Go Hoosiers! Mo Moriarity is IU's new offensive line coach.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Mo Moriarity is IU's new offensive line coach.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 1, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch announced this afternoon that Myron "Mo" Moriarity will join the Hoosier staff as the team's offensive line coach. Moriarity replaces Bobby Johnson, who took an assistant offensive line coach position with the Buffalo Bills on Feb. 17.

    "We are excited to have Mo join our staff," Lynch said. "He has been a proven winner through the years and shares my passion and vision for football here at Indiana University. Our offensive line will be well coached and fundamentally sound."

    This marks Moriarity's second tenure with the Hoosiers. Moriarity, who has 33 years of coaching experience, coached tight ends from 2002-04 and mentored future NFL talent Aaron Halterman.

    "I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with Bill Lynch and be a part of what I feel is a program heading in the right direction," Moriarity said. "Coach Lynch and I have been friends for a long time and after talking with him about IU Football, I really can't wait to get back down to Bloomington."

    Halterman was Indiana's third-leading receiver with 23 receptions for 230 yards in 2003. Indiana tight ends caught 38 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns in 2002. They also proved to be instrumental in blocking for the Big Ten's third-ranking passing offense. Halterman was the team's third-ranked receiver that year, catching 27 balls, the most by a tight end since 1992.

    One of the most successful high school coaches in Indiana state history, Moriarity owns a career mark of 241-56 (.811) in 25 years as a head coach. He has won three state championships, collected four state runner-up finishes and 12 conference championships. Moriarity has coached three Mr. Football winners (Bo Barzilauskas, Rex Grossman and Morgan Newton) and is in the top 10 all-time in Indiana high school football coaching winning percentage.

     

     

    He spent the last five seasons as head coach at Carmel High School. Moriarity collected his third state championship in 2007 and took the program to the state finals each of his final four seasons. Carmel went 58-14 (.806) in his five campaigns.

    Prior to his first stint at IU, he served as the head coach at Bloomington South High School for 15 years (1987-2001). During that time he posted a 143-31 (.822) record, won two state championships, in 1993 and 1998, and was the state's runner-up in 1997.

    His teams at South won 10 conference crowns (1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), including the last six during his 15 seasons. During those six seasons Bloomington South owned a 70-8 mark.

    Moriarity had six undefeated teams (1987, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) during the regular season and won seven sectional, six regional and three semistate titles. His success did not go unnoticed on a national level as Bloomington South was ranked in the top 20 in the country during five different seasons (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999).

    He began his head-coaching career at Lakeland High School, where he posted a 40-11 record from 1982-1986. Lakeland earned three conference championships (1982, 1984, 1986), a pair of cluster championships and had two undefeated teams (1984, 1986) during the regular season.

    Moriarity served as an assistant coach at Fountain Central High School from 1977-1981.

    He was elected as the President of the Indiana Football Coaches Association in 1998 and was the Indiana North/South head coach in 1994 and an assistant coach in 1993.

    Moriarity earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from St. Joseph's College in 1977 and went on to earn a master's degree in secondary education from Indiana State University in 1985 and a school administration certification from Indiana University in 1993.

    The Martinsville, Ind., native was on born March 14, 1955. Moriarity and his wife, Gail, have been married for 29 years.


       

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