CSS volleyball’s Dana Moore announces retirement after 26 years as head coach

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For 26 years College of St. Scholastica (CSS) volleyball huddles were led by Dana Moore.

Then on Tuesday, after nearly three decades as head coach of the program, the Saints’ staple announced her retirement.

WDIO had a one-on-one interview with Moore Tuesday. Click the video box below for the full conversation.

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While CSS finished just shy of the playoffs this season, Moore could still sense that the time was right.

“When you get into your 60s you start to think about it but it never really kind of came to fruition, and then it just happened,” Moore explained. “Everybody said it would. I would wake up and say it’s time. So I’ve asked if I could work through the calendar year, I teach a class.”

Since taking over in 1997 Moore amassed 435 career wins, earning Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) coach of the year four times (1997, 2001, 2003, 2019), and leading CSS to their first Division IIII national tournament, and NCAA tournament win, in 2011.

She also served as CSS’ Athletic Director from 2000 to 2004.

According to the official CSS release, a national search will begin immediately to find a successor.