University of Rochester Football Camp

Defensive Coaching Staff

Chris Sapp
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

Chris Sapp has been named defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for the University of Rochester football team in the spring of 2018.

Sapp had previously spent the last six years at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  During his time with the Polar Bears, he served as special teams coordinator, defensive backs coach, running backs coach, defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.

In 2014, Sapp was a guest coach for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

Prior to coaching at Bowdoin, Sapp was a defensive graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State University where he helped coach two future NFL players.

From 2006-10, Sapp coached at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, assisting with wide receivers and returners.  He and current UR Head Coach Chad Martinovich were at RPI for four seasons together.  Sapp also spent time at Division I Clemson University where he was an administrative assistant for football operations during the 2005-06 season.

Sapp attended North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina where he was a three-year starter and two-time captain for the Crusaders.  He graduated from NGU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and minored in Business Administration in 2005.

He also earned a Master’s Degree in Human and Health Performance from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011.

Randi Moore
Co-Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers

Randi Moore joins the University of Rochester football coaching staff in the spring of 2018 and will serve as co-special teams coordinator and linebackers coach.

Moore has previously worked at Lock Haven University as assistant football coach for the past four years.  While with the Bald Eagles, Moore worked as defensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, linebackers coach and defensive backs coach.  He also was Lock Haven’s camp director and Director of Campus Operations.

At Lock Haven, he coached two All-Americans and six All-Conference players.

Prior to his stint at Lock Haven, Moore coached at Allegheny College (2013-14), LIU-Post (2007-13) and was JV Head Coach and varsity defensive coordinator at Holy Cross High School in Queens, NY (2003-07).

Moore attended Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus and played football for the Pioneers.  He was a three-year starter at strong safety.  He graduated with an Elementary Education degree in 2003.

Anthony Shakir
Defensive Line

Shakir joins the Rochester football staff for the 2017 season after spending the last two years coaching at the high school level.

He enjoyed a successful playing career at Division II Brevard College, starting all four years at the outside linebacker position, being named a defensive captain as a senior in 2013.

Following graduation from Brevard, he assisted with the linebackers and special teams units for the spring of 2015, before being the varsity linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Shiloh High School in Gwinnett County, GA.  In early 2017, he moved on to coach at East Ridge High School before coming to Rochester.

Shakir graduated in 2014 from Brevard College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, minoring in Business and Organizational Leadership.