Steve Moore, one of the most successful and respected college basketball coaches of all-time, is being honored by The College of Wooster, which announced the court in Timken Gymnasium will be dedicated as Steve Moore Court, thanks to the loyal support of alumni, parents, friends, and fans of the program. The official dedication will take place at a to be determined Wooster men’s basketball home game this season. However, Steve Moore Court is already inscribed, as the court was refinished this summer and the artwork was updated to incorporate the College’s new branding elements.
The naming of the court was made possible by the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, and fans who made gifts to establish the Steve Moore Endowment. The endowment will support all Fighting Scot student-athletes and may also be used to enhance Steve Moore Court and Timken Gymnasium, ensuring a positive experience for current and future generations of student-athletes and the fans who support them. If you wish to make a gift to support the Steve Moore Endowment, please follow the instructions at the end of the release.
“It is an honor to have your name on a court,” said Moore. “When a coach is honored, it is due to the accomplishments of the players. I wish the names of all of our players could be on the court, because the players won the games and championships. Many other people, including our entire coaching staff, our administration, the players’ families, and our fans, have been instrumental in the success and culture of our program. It is a very good feeling to know that our players and others wanted this to happen.”
Moore’s remarkable 39-year record of 867-253 included an extraordinary mark of 780-188 in 33 seasons leading the Fighting Scots’ program. He retired at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year and still ranks No. 2 all-time in NCAA Div. III coaching victories and 12th across all divisions of NCAA men’s basketball. Under Moore, Wooster made 28 appearances in the NCAA Div. III Championships, headlined by advancing to the 2011 national championship game and the national semifinals in 2003 and 2007. Wooster qualified for the NCAA Div. III Championships in each of Moore’s final 18 seasons on the bench, with that streak ranking as the longest in Div. III history and the seventh-longest all-time among all divisions of NCAA men’s basketball.