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Arizona hires Cody Moore as director of recruiting

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On Tuesday, Arizona on announced the hiring of Cody Moore the senior director of recruiting and high school relations, as he replaces Andy Vaughnwho left for a similar position at Miami in early March.

Cody Moore comes from Georgia Tech, where he joins the football staff as associate director of player personnel in 2017.

Previously, he spent three seasons as a defensive line coach at Abilene Christian. At ACU, he helped lead the program through its transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I FCS and assisted in the efforts that saw the Wildcats land the nation's no. 9-ranked FCS recruiting class in 2016.

Prior to his three-season stint at Abilene Christian, Moore was the recruiting coordinator at Arkansas, where he brought the Razorbacks ranked among the nation's top 30 in 2014.

His career includes stints at Central Arkansas (defensive internal coaching / recruiting coordinator – 2010-12), Texas A & M (defensive quality control – 2009), Auburn (defensive administrative assistant- 2007-08) and Hardin-Simmons (defensive graduate assistant – 2005-06).

In addition to his work as a recruiter, Moore's career highlights include helping lead Central Arkansas to the second round of the FCS playoffs in 2011 and 2012, working with Texas A & M's From Miller, who led FBS with 17.5 sacks in 2009, and assisting with Auburn's defensive unit that ranked sixth in the nation in total defense in 2007.

Prior to beginning his professional career, Moore was a four-year football letter winner, team captain and all-conference performer at Oklahoma Panhandle State (2001-04). He earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Oklahoma Panhandle State in 2004 and a master's degree in sports and recreation management from Hardin-Simmons in 2007.

Moore and his wife, Kristen, have three children: two daughters, Bentley and Avery, and a son, Cooper.

* Georgia Tech contributed to this report *

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