Basketball: Moore tabbed as coach at Coatesville

Coatesville has announced Chuck Moore, a former Plymouth Whitemarsh standout, as its new boys' basketball coach. He was a varsity assistant and jayvee coach at PW the last eight seasons.

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Former Plymouth Whitemarsh standout Chuck Moore, who played collegiately at Seton Hall and Vanderbilt, is now in charge at Coatesville. (Photo:

"It was something I've wanted to do for the last couple of years," Moore, 34, said. "It was a goal of mine."

In 1996-97, as a 6-foot-4 senior guard captain, Moore led the Colonials to a 30-3 record and their first PIAA Class AAAA state championship in 34 years. PW topped Franklin Regional, 50-45, in the final at HersheyPark Arena.

Moore went on to play at Seton Hall (two years) and Vanderbilt. He later returned to his alma mater, serving as an assistant under Jim Donofrio.

"He's slowly becoming a terrific coach," Donofrio said. "I'm really impressed with him. He's going to be tremendous for Coatesville."

In addition to coaching the Red Raiders, Moore, a 1,532-point career scorer at PW, will be a parent liason at Coatesville.

"To have the opportunity to play for a district and state championship, as we did at PW, was something I wanted to be part of," he said. "When you're a JV coach, it's 22 games and you're done."

Moore replaces Rick Nelms, who stepped down for personal reasons after leading the Red Raiders to the PIAA Class AAAA state quarterfinals last season.

Moore had NBA tryouts with the Sixers and Milwaukee Bucks. His overseas career (Austria) was derailed by knee miseries.


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