NC State

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.

1 Comment

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • ezme22 Oct 30, 2013

    mooers never win

  • Golf: U.S. Senior Open

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • US Swimming National Championships

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Women’s PGA Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: NY Yankees at Houston

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on FOX50

  • NASCAR: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Saturday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Golf: U.S. Senior Open

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • US Swimming National Championships

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Women’s PGA Championship

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls at Indianapolis

    Tomorrow at 1:35 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • College World Series: LSU v. Florida (If necessary

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: MiLB: Bulls at Indianapolis

    Thursday at 7:00 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • MLB: Washington at St. Louis

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Travelers Champ (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1J. Spieth - z-12F
2D. Berger - y-12F
3tC. Hoffman-10F
3tD. Lee-10F
5tP. Reed-9F
5tP. Casey-9F
5tB. Weekley-9F
8tK. Streelman-8F
8tT. Merritt-8F
8tW. Simpson-8F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
NW Ark Champ (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1S. Ryu-18F
2tA. Yang-16F
2tM. Jutanugarn-16F
4tM. Wie-13F
4tS. Lewis-13F
6tM. Lee-12F
6tI. Park-12F
8tN. Broch Larsen-11F
8tM. Alex-11F
10tM. Harigae-10F
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Tuesday, Jun. 27
AEGON International (ATP/WTA)
First Round
(6) M. Zverev1     
R. Harrison2     
T. Fabbiano1     
F. Skugor0     
Second Round
(1) N. Djokovic1     
V. Pospisil0     
D. Young 
J. Donaldson 
 
Antalya Open (ATP)
First Round
D. Altmaier7 68 77   
V. Estrella B5 710 65   
A. Seppi6 77    
K. Majchrzak2 61    
L. Harris5 3    
J. Tipsarevic7 6    
(8) M. Klizan6     
M. Ilhan6     
Second Round
M. Baghdatis6 3 7   
C. Berlocq4 6 5   
(3) F. Verdasco6 6    
S. Darcis3 4    
(1) D. Thiem3 2    
R. Ramanathan6 6    
A. Mannarino6 6    
M. Safwat4 4    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Tuesday, Jun. 27
AEGON International (ATP/WTA)
Second Round
(7) S. Kuznetsova1     
M. Barthel2     
(2) S. Halep1     
Y. Duan2