Wendell Moore is in his second season on the Golden Hurricane coaching staff. He came to Tulsa following four seasons (2008-12) as an assistant coach at UMKC.
Before his stint at UMKC, Moore served as an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University for two years (2006-08).
Before moving to FAU, Moore spent two seasons (2004-06) as an assistant coach at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla. During his two-year stint, the Cougars posted a 50-10 overall record, and they were the regional championship runner-up in 2005. He helped coach four student-athletes to junior college All-America honors, while Redlands posted the top grade point average (3.43) in the nation.
Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, Moore spent five seasons as the head coach at Wyandotte (Kan.) High School, where he competed against the top prep teams in Kansas City, Kan. In 2004, he guided the Bulldogs to a 14-7 overall record and all five of his starters went on to receive college basketball scholarships. One of his players, Keith "Boo" Richardson, was a Class 5A All-State selection before going on to earn First-Team Junior College All-America accolades.
Moore played collegiate basketball for two seasons at Georgia Southern, where he helped lead the 1991-92 squad to the Trans-American Athletic Conference (TAAC) Championship and the NCAA Tournament with a school record 25 wins. During the historic season, Moore helped the Eagles set school records for single-season steals (72) and three-point field goal percentage (.470). For his play, Moore earned TAAC all-conference honors and was named CBS/Chevrolet's Most Valuable Player at the NCAA Tournament. In his career, Moore totaled 474 points (8.2 ppg), 188 assists (3.2 apg), 166 rebounds (2.9 rpg) and 114 steals (1.98 spg).
Before that, Moore received his first college exposure as a student-athlete at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, where he started on the nation's preseason No. 1 team as a sophomore in 1989-90. Moore's success as a player began at Wichita South High School, where he earned all-state honors after helping his team to an undefeated season en route to the 1988 6A Kansas State Championship.
Born in Chicago, Ill., and a native of Wichita, Kan., Moore earned his bachelor's degree in communication in 1993 from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife, Tamelia, have three children: Noah, Peydan and Aunni.
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