Derek Moore comes to Sacred Heart after serving five years of active duty as an officer in the United States Army. He also represented the Army in national and international competitions as a soldier-athlete. As part of the Army world-class athlete program, Moore trained with numerous Olympic Champions and qualified for and competed in the 2012 United States Olympic team trials.
In 2007, while wrestling for the University of California, Davis, Moore won the Division I NCAA Championship. He was also named 2007 NCAA Most Outstanding Wrestler on top of being named Pac-10 Conference Wrestler of the Year. The national champion was also named UC Davis Male Athlete of the Year in 2007. Moore graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Biological Chemistry.