Ricky Moore, co-captain of Connecticut’s first national championship men’s team in 1999, is in his 6th season as a UConn assistant coach after serving as the program’s Assistant Director of Basketball Administration in 2012-13.
Moore, a 1999 UConn graduate with a degree in community program development, came back to Storrs after serving as an assistant basketball coach at Dartmouth College from 2010-2012, following his retirement from an 11-year career in professional basketball. Moore played professionally in five countries --- Austria, Ukraine, Sweden, Turkey, and Germany --- as well as in the Continental Basketball Association and the NBA Developmental League.
During Moore’s four seasons as a player at UConn (1995-99), the Huskies compiled an overall record of 114-24 (the most wins of any four-year span in UConn history) winning three Big East regular-season championships, three Big East Tournament championships, and reaching the 1996 NCAA Sweet 16, the 1998 NCAA Elite, and capturing the 1999 NCAA Championship. He was a three-time co-captain and his 510 assist total still ranks seventh on UConn’s all-time list.
Moore was named to the 1999 Final Four and West Regional All-Tournament Teams and Basketball News Magazine selected him as the 1998-99 National Defensive Player of the Year.