MBB: Moore joins UTA basketball staff

Oct. 13, 2017

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- UT Arlington men's basketball coach Scott Cross has added veteran basketball player, coach and trainer Maurice Moore to the Mavericks' staff as director of basketball operations.

Moore is responsible for managing logistics associated with the program, including team travel, uniforms and equipment, video operations, advance scouting and community outreach efforts. He serves as an operational liaison between the program and the athletic department's business and operations units and assists with team academic monitoring and progress.

"I am very happy to welcome Maurice to our program," said UTA head coach Scott Cross. "The director of basketball operations does so much behind the scenes and is a critical part of our program's path to success. Maurice has an energy and spirit that will help everyone in our program maintain a positive atmosphere on and off the court. His enthusiasm is contagious and we are really fired-up about having him join the staff."

Moore has served in a variety of coaching and player development capacities over the last 13 years. He started his career as an assistant coach at Seaside (Calif.) High School in 2005. Since that time, he has coached youth and college basketball, worked as a trainer and a player development coach and spent time with the Denver Nuggets during its 2010 Summer League and preseason training camp.

"I'm very excited to join Coach Cross and his staff and to support the UTA basketball program as its director of basketball operations," said Moore. "I have a great deal of respect for the program and I am looking forward to expanding my career experiences. Besides my wonderful family, basketball and working with young people are my passions. I am hopeful that I can make a positive contribution to the program and have a meaningful impact on its student-athletes and staff."



Moore graduated from San Jose State in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. During his time as a Spartan, he was a 2-year letterwinner under former NBA and University of Arizona assistant coach Phil Johnson. After graduation, Moore played three seasons for semiprofessional teams in the ABA and the IBL.

A native of Fresno, Calif., Moore, along with future NBA first round draft selections DeShawn Stevenson and Chris Jeffries, earned a state title at Washington Union High School in 1999. He spent two seasons at Fresno City College before transferring to SJSU.

Moore married his wife, Natalie, in 2004. The couple has three sons, Levi, Sawyer and Josiah.

Full season and single game tickets to attend UTA men and women's basketball events are on sale through the UTA Box Office in person or by calling (817) 272-8585 and online through UTATickets.com.  Season tickets are available for as low as $99 for all 30 men and women's games, which comes out to $3.30 per game.  Single game tickets are priced at $8, $12 and $25 per game, depending on seat location.  UTA students and faculty staff tickets are available for just $5 for a single game or at a reduced rate for season tickets.  Discount Maverick Club (season) and general public (single game) parking is also available.  Visit UTATickets.com for detailed information.

Basketball and Barbeque will the theme of the night at the UTA basketball program's annual tipoff dinner hosted by the Maverick Club on Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. in College Park Center.  Visit with players, coaches, and staff from the men's and women's basketball teams, participate in a Q & A session with the players and coaches, pick-up or purchase season tickets and get autographs from your favorite Mavericks.  Spring Creek Barbeque (a loyal Maverick Club member) will provide dinner.  General public tickets are $20 and may be purchased by clicking here. Maverick Club members should contact Danielle Sanders at danielle.sanders@uta.edu or call 817-272-0694 to claim complementary tickets and to RSVP.

For up-to-date news, photos, videos and updates you can follow UTA sports program online at UTAMavs.com or via any of several social media accounts on twitter @UTAMavs, Instagram @UTAMavs, Snapchat @UTAMavs and Facebook at UTArlingtonAthletics. Follow the UTA basketball programs on Twitter at @UTA_MBB and @LadyMavHoops.


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