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Moore looking to revitalize NC State women's program

Posted October 29, 2013

— When you work at Reynolds Coliseum, there's not a corner you can turn to without a reminder of past success.

First-year NC State women’s head coach Wes Moore didn't need to be told of the importance when he arrived in Raleigh in April. He lived it two decades ago as an assistant on the legendary Kay Yow's staff.

"I walk down the halls and see pictures of her, celebrating championships,” said Moore. “It brings back some great memories. Reminds you of where you are and how important it is.

"I think every coach wishes their players would love them as much as the loved coach Yow"

It was the memories of Yow, and his relationship with the program, that made him leave Chattanooga after 15 successful years

"I always say, ‘it's better to be an engineer and build something, than to be a maintenance person and maintain it.’"

Moore takes over the Wolfpack program from Kellie Harper, who was fired after a 17-17 season and 70-64 mark in four years. He is welcomed by a tougher-than-normal ACC with expansion and some new opponents.

"When I went out in the spring, coaches were like, ‘what are you thinking going to the ACC now?’"

Simple answer: He wanted a challenge and he thinks he can win in Raleigh.

"Coach Moore has brought a great energy to women's basketball,” said forward Kody Burke. “Every time we make a good play he wants us to celebrate."

Moore is just the fourth coach in the history of the program and the first man to lead the women’s team since Peanut Doak in 1974-75.

Well aware of what has come before him, Moore is hoping to add to the history and bring his own legacy to this court.

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  • ezme22 Oct 30, 2013

    mooers never win

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