Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore Signs Contract Extension Through 2014-15

HAMDEN, Conn. -- Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald has announced that Men's Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore has signed a contract extension through the 2014-15 season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"I am thrilled to receive this contract extension from Quinnipiac University," Moore said. "President John Lahey and Director of Athletics Jack McDonald have been incredibly supportive of me and my program since I arrived here three years ago. I am excited about our future as we continue to establish Quinnipiac as one of the elite programs in the Northeast Conference."

Moore will be entering his fourth season at Quinnipiac in 2010-11. This past year, the men's basketball program reached new heights, breaking the university record for wins in a season. He guided the Bobcats to their first Northeast Conference Championship, while also advancing to the 2009-10 NEC Championship Game, held at Quinnipiac's TD Bank Sports Center. Moore was named the Northeast Conference, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 18 after leading the Bobcats to their program record 23 wins.

In addition, Quinnipiac was one of just 11 Division I teams to go undefeated at home in the regular season, posting a 12-0 record at the TD Bank Sports Center, as well as 16-0 in the state of Connecticut.The Bobcats went on to make their first national postseason appearance when they traveled to Blackburg, Va. to take on Virginia Tech in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).

"The entire Quinnipiac community is so pleased with the success that Tom and his staff and team have brought to our Quinnipiac community" Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald said. "This season we all experienced all that is good about intercollegiate athletics with record wins and attendance as well as excellent academic success and community service. We all look forward to continued athletic success and academic progress with Tom and his staff."

Under Moore's guidance, Quinnipiac's Justin Rutty has been a two-time NEC First Team selection, while also earning NEC Player of the Year honors in 2009-10. Last season, James Feldeine was named the NEC's Most Improved Player in the first year of the award's existence. This past season, Rutty and Feldeine also earned NABC All-District First Team honors while Rutty was also named to the All-ECAC Division I Third Team.

In 2006 Moore became the sixth men's basketball head coach in Quinnipiac history and just the Bobcats' second coach at the Division I level. Moore took over after spending the previous 13 years as a member of the coaching staff at the University of Connecticut. After guiding Quinnipiac to their first non-losing season since the 2002-03 season, Moore was named the Coach of the Year.

During his time in Storrs, Conn., Moore helped build UConn into a national powerhouse and played a major role in guiding the Huskies to the 1999 and 2004 NCAA Division I Men's National Championships.

Recognized as one of the top recruiters and evaluators of talent in the country, Moore either recruited or coached numerous current NBA players at UConn as the Huskies currently claim 14 active NBA players, the most of any Division I program in the country. UConn's 2004 recruiting class was the consensus #1 recruiting class by every major recruiting publication.

Moore currently resides in Tolland, Conn. with his wife, Eileen, and their three daughters: Elizabeth Rose, Catherine Grace, and Caroline Mary.