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BILLIE MOORE

OLYMPIC COACH AND HALL OF FAME MEMBER

EDUCATION

  • 1965 BS Degree Washburn University
  • 1968 MA Degree Southern Illinois University
  • 1999 Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters Washburn University

EXPERIENCE

One of the most successful coaches in the history of women’s intercollegiate basketball. During her illustrious career, she was recognized both nationally and internationally for her many achievements in the advancement of the sport. Recognized as one of the great teachers, motivators and innovators in the game of basketball. Has received conference and national coach of the year honors. In 1990 she became the eighth 400 plus win coach in women’s Division I basketball. In addition to two national titles, Moore piloted her teams to nine Conference Championships and eight top ten finishes. Her teams advanced to post season sixteen teams and compiled an impressive 59-18 (.766) record. Internationally, in addition to being the first women’s Olympic basketball coach, she also served as a head coach or assistant coach on the 1973 and 1975 entries to the World University Games, the 1975 World Championships & the 1975 Pan American team. Moore has published a book on women’s basketball, a “Talking Basketball” tape series, & published numerous professional articles.

HONORS

  • 1978 Washburn University Hall of Fame (first female to receive award)
  • 1979 Distinguished Alumni Award Southern Illinois University
  • 1994 Washburn University Alumni Achievement Award
  • l998 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1999 Charter class -Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame - Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2000 Enshrined into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (10th female)