Coaches Jim Moore, Stacy Metro fired from Oregon volleyball program
Update (6:38 p.m): Moore and Metro’s agent Nick Meeker said as of Monday night they’re still on staff at Oregon.
Oregon head volleyball coach Jim Moore and assistant coach Stacy Metro have been fired after 12 seasons in Eugene, multiple sources familiar with the team told the Emerald on Monday morning.
Sources indicated that Moore and Metro, husband and wife, were fired for cause last week. Moore told The Oregonian on Monday that they are negotiating with the university “and are trying to come to a settlement.”
Oregon spokesman Nate Krueger declined to elaborate, telling the Emerald that there’s “no news at this time.” When reached by phone, Moore declined to answer questions. He responded to a text message for comment saying: “In time. I’ll let you know.”
Metro didn’t return text messages or calls for comment.
Spokesman Joe Waltasti told the Emerald at 11:30 a.m. that the school has no comment.
Moore answered his phone at 2:20 p.m. on Monday: “I have no comment. I’m not going to talk.”
Moore’s contract says Oregon isn’t responsible for future payments if fired for cause.
Moore has had a successful tenure at Oregon, leading the Ducks to 1o NCAA Tournament appearances in his 12 years with the program. Moore and the Ducks advanced to the 2012 NCAA National Championship game after a 30-5 season. In 2014, Moore became the winningest coach in Oregon history when he notched 197 wins as a Duck. Moore wrapped up his 28th season as a head volleyball coach last year.
Metro has spent 12 years in Eugene on the coaching staff. She began at Oregon as a volunteer coach in 2005. She has also served as Oregon’s beach volleyball head coach.
Moore and Metro currently remain listed as coaches on Oregon’s website.
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