Justin Moran was promoted to head men's tennis coach on Feb. 11, 2019. Moran had been assistant men's tennis coach since 2012, helping out with the team alongside long-time head coach Rusty Hughes.
"I'm thrilled to take over the men's program," Moran said. "Coach Hughes has helped me prepare for this transition over the past few years and I cannot wait to get started. We have consistently been in the top half of the conference year after year, and I have no doubt that we can make that next step in the coming years. I want to thank Coach Hughes for his guidance throughout my years as his assistant, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to have continued success at Franklin College."
A four-year letterman and 2011 honorable mention All-HCAC player under Coach Hughes, Moran has accumulated a decorated coaching career at Greenwood High School. He guided Greenwood to a Mid-State Conference championship in 2016 and was named the conference Coach of the Year that season. He helped guided a pair of players to All-State recognition while fostering the skills of numerous players to be named honorable mention all-state selections. Additionally, he has helped guide several players to all-conference recognition, specifically at number one and two doubles, as well as number three singles.
At Franklin alongside Coach Hughes, he has helped the Grizzlies to a league runner-up finish in 2015 and a third-place finish in 2012. Last spring, Franklin advanced to the semifinals of the HCAC Tournament, with four players earning all-conference accolades. Since joining the coaching staff, Moran has had a hand in guiding 11 different players to All-HCAC accolades.
Justin currently works for Adult and Child where he serves as a skills development specialist through Center Grove school corporation. Justin resides in Indianapolis with his wife Brittany and their daughter, Kinley.