Carrie Moore is back for her third season as an assistant coach on the Creighton women’s basketball staff. Her roles with the Bluejays include oversight of academics, compliance and newsletters. She is also involved in recruiting and on-court work with the guards. Prior to her move to Omaha, she spent two seasons as the director of basketball operations at Princeton University.
In Moore’s first season on the bench, she helped the Bluejays to an 18-13 record and an appearance in the postseason WNIT. Carli Tritz was named the MVC Freshman of the Year after the rookie guard led the team in steals and assists. The Jays ranked in the top-40 in assist-turnover ratio and fewest turnovers per game in the NCAA in 2010-11.
Last season, 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.
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 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 (Mid-American Conference) 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 and she has instant respect from our players because of how good she was. She is becoming more comfortable with our program and enjoys the kids she gets to work with at Creighton. She too has done a good job in the area of recruiting.”