The cross country program at Alfred State has risen to the top of NJCAA under the guidance of Gary Moore. In his thirty years at the helm of the program the men’s team has won twelve Region III Championships while the women have won six.
In 2013, Moore and the Pioneers made the transition to Division III of the NCAA and the USCAA. The Pioneer men finished 3rd at the USCAA Championship and 9th at the NYS Championship while the women were 13th at the USCAA's and 11th at the NYS Championships.
In 2012 the Lady Pioneers won their second straight Region III Championship and finished 3rd at the National Championships. The men finished 3rd in the Region and was T-5th at Nationals. Jedadiah Platt and Jordan Rusek ran to All-American honors.
In 2011 the Lady Pioneers won the program's second Division III National Championship (2003 was the first). In the two of the past four years the men's team finished as NJCAA Division III Runner-up. Also in 2011 two Pioneers (Tara Murphy & Diana Burley) ran to All-American honors.
Moore earned an Associate Degree from Alfred State, a Bachelor Degree from SUNY Brockport, and a Masters Degree from Southern Mississippi. While at Brockport, Moore participated in the NCAA National Track and Field Championships and currently still participates in road races along with coaching the Alfred-Almond Track Club.
Moore lives in Geneseo with his wife Mary.