April 26, 2013
SPRINGFIELD -- Missouri State University head women's basketball coach Kellie Harper put the final piece of her staff in place Friday (April 26) by naming Scott Moore as the new Director of Basketball Operations.
As director of operations, Moore will oversee Missouri State's film exchange, coordinate team travel arrangements and operate Lady Bear basketball camps. His appointment is subject to the approval of the Missouri State University Board of Governors, with an anticipated start date at MSU of May 1.
"Scott and I worked together at Western Carolina and he has continued to work my camps for the past several years," Harper said. "He is very efficient, understands basketball, and I am more than confident in his abilities to handle the many responsibilities of this job."
Moore comes to Missouri State after a six-year stint as an assistant coach at Division II North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C.. Moore had a hand in all facets of the NGU program, serving as recruiting coordinator to go with responsibilities in scheduling, on-floor coaching, game scouting, strength and conditioning, and academics.
Moore's path first crossed with Harper while he was pursuing a master's degree in education at Western Carolina University. During his second year at WCU, he became a volunteer student assistant for Harper's Catamounts, eventually parlaying that into positions as the team's operations director and then full-time assistant coach after his graduation in 2006.
As an undergraduate at Concordia University of River Forest, Ill., Moore began his coaching career as a student assistant for the women's basketball team in 1995 and took over as a full-time assistant the following year.
Between his time at Concordia and WCU, Moore held a variety of positions, including assistant men's basketball coach at Wisconsin-Baraboo, head girls basketball coach at Montello (Wis.) High School, and sports editor at two newspapers.
Moore earned his undergraduate degree from Concordia in 1996, and married the former Deborah Schelling that same year. The couple has two sons, Dylan and Tyler.