Carrie Moore returns for her fourth season as an assistant coach on the Creighton women’s basketball staff. The most tenured assistant for the Bluejays, Moore has taken a larger role in recuiting over the past two seasons. She remains heavily involved in on-court work with the guards, oversight of academics, compliance, social media and newsletters.
Moore’s work with the Creighton guards began to show specific dividends in 2012-13 as the Jays closed the season with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (542 assists to 488 turnovers) for the first time since the 2004-05 season. In addition, her work with with point guard Marissa Janning led to her Freshman All-American selection by Full-Court.
In 2011-12, Moore’s presence on the bench helped elevate the Jays to another level as Creighton reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002, finishing the year with a 20-13 mark. Moore’s first season on the bench saw the Bluejays post an 18-13 record. Carli Tritz was named the MVC Freshman of the Year after the rookie guard led the team in steals and assists.
During Moore’s three seasons, the Jays ball-handling skills have continually improved. The Jays 1.18 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2012-13 was 18th in the NCAA, the previous season Creighton was 68th overall at 0.87, while Creighton ranked in the top-40 in assist-turnover ratio (37th) and fewest turnovers (33rd) per game in the NCAA in 2010-11.
Prior to her move to Omaha, Moore spent two seasons as the director of basketball operations at Princeton University. At Princeton, Moore was part of the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009-10, as the Tigers went 26-3 on the season, including 14-0 in Ivy League play. In her two seasons at Princeton, the Tigers posted a 40-17 record.
A native of Lathrup Village, Mich., she attended Western Michigan, where she enjoyed a record-setting playing career from 2003-07. The 2007 Mid-American Conference Co-Player of the Year, she led the NCAA in scoring, averaging 25.4 points per game as a senior. Her final campaign also saw her named CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team and earn Kodak Honorable Mention All-America honors.
The three-time First Team All-MAC performer finished her career at WMU as the school’s all-time leading scorer, pouring in 2,224 points in her 120 career games – all starts. She set nine school records and four MAC records during her outstanding 2006-07 senior season, becoming the only MAC player to ever lead the NCAA in scoring. Her 813 points, 272 field goals and 217 free throws as a senior are among the records she owns, while her 41-point performance against Detroit during her senior season also established a school mark.
In addition to her Academic All-America nod, she was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Teamer and Three-Time First Team Academic All-MAC honoree. Her career averages were 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
Moore was hired at Princeton after playing one year of professional basketball in Poland. Following graduation and before her stint in Poland, she signed a free agent contract with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA.
Moore graduated magna cum laude with a journalism degree from Western Michigan in 2007.
Flanery on Moore:
“Carrie loves basketball and that is reflected in the way that she teaches and coaches. She was a great player, earning instant respect from our players, but her coaching and impact has grown tremendously over the last couple of seasons.”