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    Moore Named NC State's Head Women's Basketball Coach
     
    Wes Moore at the 2013 NCAA Tournament
    Wes Moore at the 2013 NCAA Tournament
     

    April 5, 2013

    RALEIGH, NC - NC State Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow announced today that Wes Moore has been hired as NC State's new head women's basketball coach.  An introductory press conference will be held Monday at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Club Level of the C. Richard Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium at 2:15 p.m..

    Moore spent the past 15 seasons as the head coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) where he led the Lady Mocs to 12 Southern Conference (SoCon) regular season titles, nine SoCon tournament championships, and nine NCAA Tournament berths, while becoming the winningest coach in UTC and SoCon history. He is the reigning SoCon Coach of the Year, an award he has earned on six separate occasions.

    In the 2012-13 campaign, Moore guided the Lady Mocs to the SoCon regular season and tournament titles, equaled the best win total in school history at 29-4, and knocked off an NCAA Elite Eight Tennessee Lady Vols squad by a score of 80-71 in the regular season. The Lady Mocs posted a 19-1 conference mark and closed out the regular season on a 19-game win streak, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. 

    In 24 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Moore has posted a 558-169 overall record and taken 16 of his teams to their respective NCAA Tournament. His .767 career winning percentage puts him in the NCAA Top 10 among active Division I head coaches as well as among the all-time winningest coaches with 10 or more years of coaching experience at the Division I level. He has won 10 total conference and WBCA District Coach of the Year honors.

    He is the only coach in history to advance three different teams to the NCAA Tournament at the Division I, II, and III levels.

    "Coach Moore is a special coach and a terrific person," said Yow. "He has an impressive ability to rebuild programs. Quite simply, Wes wins no matter where he has coached. With the additions of Notre Dame, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the ACC will clearly be the premiere women's basketball conference in the nation. NC State is determined to return to the upper tier of our league, and, over time, Coach Moore and his staff will achieve that goal for us. Additionally, his teams have excelled academically, and we share that value."


     

     

    Moore's Lady Mocs squads have recorded perfect 1000 single-year NCAA Academic Progress Rates (APR) in three of the last four reporting periods and Graduation Success Rates (GSR) above 75% for the last four cohort periods.

    "I am humbled and proud to be back at NC State, and to be a part of returning this storied program to prominence," said Moore. "The great tradition and history of Wolfpack Women's Basketball make it one of the best places in the country to coach and play. Debbie Yow has a reputation for building successful athletic departments that win, while also preparing student-athletes to have productive lives long after their college careers are over. I'm very thankful for this great opportunity and can't wait to get started. Go Pack!"

    From 1993-95, Moore served as women's basketball assistant coach at NC State under legendary head coach Kay Yow. During that time, the Wolfpack went 34-24 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. His other head coaching stops include Maryville College (Division III) and Francis Marion (Division II).

    Wes Moore's COACHING CREDENTIALS

    OVERALL

    Season

    School

    W-L

    Pct.

    Postseason

    Honors

    1987-88

    Maryville College

    15-12

    .556

    1988-89

    Maryville College

    23-6

    .793

    NCAA

    1989-90

    Maryville College

    23-5

    .821

    NCAA

    Coach of the Year

    1990-91

    Maryville College

    23-6

    .793

    NCAA

    1991-92

    Maryville College

    24-4

    .857

    NCAA

    Coach of the Year

    1992-93

    Maryville College

    23-3

    .885

    NCAA

    Coach of the Year

    1993-95

    NC State Assistant Coach

    34-24

    .586

    NCAA Sweet 16

    1995-96

    Francis Marion

    18-9

    .667

    1996-97

    Francis Marion

    21-8

    .724

    NCAA

    Coach of the Year

    1997-98

    Francis Marion

    30-3

    .909

    NCAA

    1998-99

    Chattanooga

    10-17

    .370

    1999-2000

    Chattanooga

    26-5

    .839

    WNIT - Second Round

    Coach of the Year

    2000-01

    Chattanooga

    24-7

    .774

    NCAA

    2001-02

    Chattanooga

    23-8

    .742

    NCAA

    2002-03

    Chattanooga

    26-5

    .839

    NCAA

    2003-04

    Chattanooga

    29-3

    .906

    NCAA - Second Round

    Coach of the Year

    2004-05

    Chattanooga

    25-5

    .833

    WNIT - Second Round

    Coach of the Year

    2005-06

    Chattanooga

    27-4

    .871

    NCAA

    Coach of the Year

    2006-07

    Chattanooga

    25-8

    .758

    NCAA

    2007-08

    Chattanooga

    29-4

    .879

    NCAA

    Coach of the Year

    2008-09

    Chattanooga

    22-10

    .688

    WNIT

    2009-10

    Chattanooga

    24-9

    .728

    NCAA

    2010-11

    Chattanooga

    17-14

    .548

    2011-12

    Chattanooga

    22-10

    .688

    WNIT

    2012-13

    Chattanooga

    29-4

    .878

    NCAA

    Coach of the Year

    Chattanooga Record (15 years)

    358-113

    .760

    9 NCAA Appearances

    6 COY Awards

    Career Record (24 years)

    558-169

    .767

    16 NCAA Appearances

    10 COY Awards

    IN THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

    Season

    W-L

    Pct.

    Finish

    Tourney W-L

    Tournament

    1998-99

    8-10

    .444

    7th

    0-1

    1999-2000

    17-1

    .944

    1st

    1-1

    2000-01

    15-3

    .833

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2001-02

    14-4

    .778

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2002-03

    16-2

    .889

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2003-04

    20-0

    1.000

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2004-05

    19-1

    .950

    1st

    0-1

    2005-06

    18-0

    1.000

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2006-07

    15-3

    .833

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2007-08

    18-0

    1.000

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2008-09

    17-3

    .850

    1st

    1-1

    2009-10

    16-4

    .800

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    2010-11

    13-7

    .650

    3rd

    1-1

    2011-12

    16-4

    .800

    3rd

    1-1

    2012-13

    19-1

    .950

    1st

    3-0

    Champions

    TOTAL

    241-43

    .849

    12 Regular Season Titles

    30-5 (.857)

    9 Conference Championships

     

     

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