Aaron Moorehead joined Derek Mason’s staff in 2018, serving as the Commodores’ wide receiver coach.
In Moorehead’s first year at Vanderbilt, he mentored Kalija Lipscomb to one of the finest seasons ever by a Commodore. Lipscomb posted 87 receptions and 916 receiving yards, both among the top totals in team history. Entering his senior season, Lipscomb also ranks among Vanderbilt’s all-time top-10 with 151 catches, 1,845 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns.
Another of Moorehead’s pupils, CJ Bolar posted 34 receptions for 440 yards and two scores in his first year with the program.
Moorehead came to West End after serving as wide receivers coach at Texas A&M for three seasons.
At Texas A&M, Moorehead helped develop one of the SEC’s most exciting players of recent years in Christian Kirk. In his three years on the College Station campus, Kirk amassed 234 receptions, good for 2,856 yards and 26 touchdowns.
In addition to Kirk, Moorehead developed Josh Reynolds into a standout receiver at Texas A&M. As a junior and senior in 2015-16, Reynolds posted 112 catches, 1,946 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.
Both Kirk and Reynolds are now playing in the NFL: Kirk as a second-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals; and Reynolds as a fourth-round selection of the Los Angeles Rams.
Two more Texas A&M receivers mentored by Moorehead, Ricky Seals-Jones and Damion Ratley, also are playing the NFL: Seals-Jones with Arizona and Ratley with the Cleveland Browns.
At Virginia Tech, Moorehead had three wide receivers post 40-plus catches in the same season for the first time in program history. In 2013, Willie Byrn, Demitri Knowles and Joshua Stanford combined for 146 receptions and 1,941 receiving yards for the Hokies. The next year, Byrn, Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips amassed 143 catches and 1,595 receiving yards. Ford is in his second NFL season, as a wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins.
From 2010-12, Moorehead worked on the Stanford University staff with Mason. He served as offensive graduate assistant for Cardinal teams that played in the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.
Moorehead started his collegiate coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant at the University of New Mexico in 2009.
Moorehead spent five years in the NFL as a wide receiver with the Indianapolis Colts. He played on the Colts’ squad that captured Super Bowl XLI by defeating the Chicago Bears. The world championship allowed Moorehead and his father, Emery, to become the first father-son combo to both win a Super Bowl.
Moorehead concluded his NFL career with 31 catches, 330 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Moorehead played collegiately at the University of Illinois, earning four letters from 1999-2002. He finished his career at Illinois with 85 receptions, good for 1,293 yards and nine touchdowns.
A native of Deerfield, Ill., Moorehead earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Illinois in 2003.
He and his wife, Rosalyn, have three children — Avari, Mason and Aliah.
Moorehead’s Collegiate Coaching Career:
2018-19 – Vanderbilt – Wide Receivers Coach
2015-17 – Texas A&M – Wide Receivers Coach
2013-14 – Virginia Tech – Wide Receivers Coach
2010-12 – Stanford – Offensive Graduate Assistant
2009 – New Mexico – Offensive Graduate Assistant