Tom Moore is in his first season back at Connecticut, where he spent 13 years on the staff of Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun, the last two years as associate head coach.
Before Moore helped Rhode Island pile up 26 wins, capture the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and a second straight NCAA Tournament berth last season, he earned 162 victories in 10 seasons at Quinnipiac.
Moore led the Bobcats to four 20-win seasons, five national postseason berths, coached six All-Conference First Team selections, and was named CollegeInsider.com Northeast Conference Coach of the Year in 2009, Jim Phelan NEC Coach of the Year in 2010, and to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
Before taking over the program ay Quinnipiac, however, Moore was an integral part of the most succesful span in Connecticut basketball history, which included the first two NCAA National Championships.
During his 13 seasons in Storrs, Moore helped build the team into a national power and played an important part in bringing the Huskies the 1999 and 2004 national titles, as well as eight Big East regular-season titles, five Big East tournament crowns, and 12 straight national postseason tournament bids (1995-2006). Moore recruited and/or coached 19 players who went on to play in the NBA, including NBA All-Stars Ray Allen and Richard Hamilton, 12 first-round draft choices, and five college All-Americans.
A native of Shrewsbury, Mass., and a 1987 graduate of Boston University, Moore and wife Eileen have three daughters, Elizabeth Rose, Catherine Grace, and Caroline Mary.