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Sean Moore

 
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Sean Moore is in his fourth season on the Penn State baseball staff and second as an assistant coach.

His responsibilities include heavy involvement with the hitters and recruiting and oversight of the infielders.

The Nittany Lions ended the 2021 season with an 18-24 record, playing against exclusively Big Ten opponents. The victories included a 3-2 win over No. 18 Michigan on March 26 and a series sweep over Michigan State in which Penn State outscored the Spartans, 39-13. Penn State scored 10 or more runs in six games, the Nittany Lions’ most against Big Ten opponents since 2008 (8) and the most in a season since 2016.

Penn State led the Big Ten in doubles (93) and doubles per game (2.21), ranking 10th in the country in doubles per game. The Nittany Lions sat third in the conference in batting average (.269). Penn State hit 34 home runs, its most since 2012, and had five players with four or more homers.

Sophomore Matt Wood collected Second Team All-Big Ten honors, batting .295 with four homers and 21 RBI. Wood became the fifth All-Big Ten selection under Cooper. Senior Gavin Homer led the Nittany Lions with a .310 batting average, a .429 on-base percentage and tied with Johnny Piacentino for the team-lead in runs (30). Junior Justin Williams hit .302 and paced Penn State with 48 hits. Piacentino led the squad with eight homers and 32 RBI to go with a team-best .525 slugging percentage.

Penn State had four players drafted from the 2021 squad, including Williams, who was a 17th round selection (508th overall) by the Houston Astros. It marked the third time in program history that Penn State had four or more players selected in a single year. The four selections were double of any other Pennsylvania school and three of the draftees are Pennsylvania natives.

In 2020, Moore's hitters were among the conference leaders offensively, ranking second in on-base percentage (.394), slugging (.422), triples (7), doubles (30), third in batting average (.289) and walks (77), and fourth in scoring (6.7 runs/game) and runs (100) before the COVID-10 pandemic forced the cancelation of the season after just 15 games.

Moore joined the Nittany Lions ahead of the 2019 season in a newly-created operations/player development position, where he oversaw the implementation of multiple analytical and video technology systems, worked with the coaching staff to further develop practice plans and in-game coaching strategies and handled team logistics.