Quinnipiac names Tom Moore men's basketball coach

Mar 29, 2007 - 6:49 PM HAMDEN, Connecticut (Ticker) -- Tom Moore has enjoyed plenty of success as an assistant. Now he will have a chance to see what he can as the top man.

A major part of the success at Connecticut, Moore opted to stay in state and was named as the new men's basketball coach at Quinnipiac on Thursday.

Recognized as one of the top talent evaluators in the country, Moore had been part of the UConn program since 1994, starting as a recruiter on Jim Calhoun's staff. He was promoted to associate head coach before the start of the 2005-06 campaign.

"I am thrilled to be joining the Quinnipiac University family as the head men's basketball coach," Moore said. "The growth of the university under the leadership of president John Lahey has been unparalleled in the Northeast, and I am honored to become part of that continued quest for excellence."

During Moore's tenure at UConn, the Huskies won two national championships, eight Big East Conference regular-season titles and five conference tournament titles.

"Tom Moore brings instant recognition and outstanding experience as a collegiate coach to Quinnipiac University," Quinnipiac athletic director Jack McDonald said. "I am completely confident that Tom and his staff will bring Quinnipiac basketball to a new level in our fantastic new facility."

Moore replaces Joe DeSantis, who went 118-188 in 11 seasons as Quinnipiac made the jump from Division II to Division I. The Bobcats went 14-15 this season.

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