Carrie Moore returns for her fifth season as an assistant coach, including her second season as the recruiting coordinator. The most tenured assistant for the Bluejays, Moore remains heavily involved in on-court work with the guards, oversight of academics, compliance, social media and newsletters.
Moore’s guidance helped guard Marissa Janning (2013-present) become Creighton’s first postseason All-American since 1998. Janning notched 599 points in 2013-14, earning a WBCA All-America Honorable Mention nod as well as the BIG EAST Player of the Year award.
Moore’s work with the Creighton guards led the Bluejays to back-to-back seasons with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (2012-13 & 2013-14), since 2003-04 & 2004-05. Creighton’s 1.2 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2014-15 was the best in school histoty as the Bluejays closed the season with 517 assists to 430 turnovers.
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.
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.
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.