Robbie Moen completed his fifth season as the Lion's hitting coach in 2005.
With the conclusion of the 2004 season, which saw the Lions host the West Coast Conference Championship series for the third time in six seasons, Moen had coached the Lions to three straight .300 or better offensive seasons.
Moen, who came to LMU in the 2001 season, brought a background of offensive power to the program, helping the 2003 team to a WCC-leading batting average (.309), slugging percentage (.443), on-base percentage (.443), and hits (602). Prior to LMU, Moen spent four seasons at Kansas State as the hitting and outfield coach. His history of building averages continues to be a great asset to LMU's traditionally potent offense.
Moen and the 2002 Lions put up WCC-leading offensive numbers in batting average (.352), on base percentage (.425), hits (386), doubles (76), and stolen bases. Among the WCC's batting average leaders, Moen coached numbers four (Lockin, .421), six (Smith, .404), ten (Frazee, .383), 15 (Higashi, .362), and 16 (Perez, .361). Moen also tutored successful LMU hitters C.J. Wilson (5th round, Rangers) and Josh Whitesell (6th round, Expos).
In 1997, Moen's first season at Kansas State, the team shattered school records in at-bats (2,052), hits (669), doubles (145), home runs (75), RBI (477) and total bases (1,099). His tenure at K-State also included two of the program's three batting champions that hit over .400 the past decade. This included one of KSU's most potent offensive weapons in outfielder Kasey Weishaar, who ranked second in the Big 12 and 16th nationally with a .429 batting average. The first-team All-Big 12 and All-America honorable mention player established a single-season batting record with his performance under the guidance of Moen.
A 1993 graduate of the University of Arizona, Moen was an assistant at his alma mater following a four-year playing career for the Wildcats. He finished his career at Arizona second in career at-bats (843) and doubles (63), third in career hits (325) and total bases (465) and fifth in career RBI (185). He was recently selected to the All-Century team at Arizona.
A former minor-leaguer for the Florida Marlins, Moen was an All-America outfielder, a first-team All-Region Eight, first-team All-Pac Six and a Baseball America third-team All-American in 1993 at Arizona. A year prior, he was an All-Pac Six honorable mention selection. In 1991, he won the Hank Lieber Award as Arizona's best hitter with a .402 batting average. Following that season, he was a first-team All-Pac Six designated hitter and a first-team All-Region Eight selection.
In October of 2004, Moen was honored by his high school, Flowing Wells, with an induction into their Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a player. The Tucson, Ariz., native was a member of the first class of inductees.
Moen has a degree in health sciences. He and his wife, Chrisdee, currently reside in Playa del Rey with daughters Payton and Paige.
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