Men's Basketball

Chris Moore Biography
Courtesy: WSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 08/01/2010

Chris Moore enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with Wright State University.  With over 20 years coaching experience, Moore brings an outlook from nearly every level of basketball. 

Prior to his arrival at Wright State, the Louisville, KY native was an assistant for four seasons at Morehead State University.  While at MSU, Moore teamed with head coach Donnie Tyndall to lead the Eagles to an average of 18 wins per season and two post-season tournament appearances.  He directed MSU's recruiting efforts, which resulted in two classes being ranked in the nation's Top 40.  Clark Francis' Hoop Scoop tabbed MSU's 2007 class 31st and 2008 class 34th nationally.  Both classes were also ranked No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Moore helped MSU enjoy record setting success, including an OVC tournament championship in 2009, back to back 20 win seasons for the first time in school history  and an NCAA tournament win; The first for the school in 25 years.

Moore also served as the Eagles academic liaison and helped raise and maintain the basketball team's grade point average to a 2.9 overall during his time there.

Before joining the Morehead State staff, Moore made stops at Bellarmine University, Indiana-Southeast University and the University of Cincinnati.

While at Indiana-Southeast, Moore worked as an assistant to head coach Walt Corbean.  That year, the Grenadiers won a conference championship and advanced to the national tournament.

In two seasons at the University of Cincinnati, Moore was part of a staff that guided the Bearcats women's program to a record of 49-15, an NCAA and NIT appearance, a Conference USA tournament championship in 2002 and a Top 25 ranking; A first for the program.

Over the past 12 years, Moore has had the honor of coaching 11 players who have gone on to play professionally.  That group has included:

11 All-Conference performers,

2 Conference Freshmen of the Year,

2 Conference MVPs,

3 All-Americans and

3 NBA / WNBA draft selections.....Kenneth Faried, K.B. Sharp and Debbie Merrill.

Faried is currently in his second season with the Denver Nuggets and was a member of the NBA 2012 all rookie team.  He finished his career at Morehead State as a three- time OVC defensive player of the year, two- time OVC player of the year, an All-American and the NCAAs all time leading rebounder.

Moore was a 3-year letterman at Kentucky State University.   He earned Academic All-America honors in 1990-91 and served as team captain as a senior.

He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from KSU (1991) and a master's degree in sport administration from the University of Louisville (2000).

Moore has one son, Christian.