Longtime Westmont men’s basketball coach John Moore has accepted an invitation to serve on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors — only the second NAIA coach to ever be on the board.
“I think it’s an incredible honor for me, but it’s an incredible honor for our coaching staff, for Westmont basketball and for Westmont College as a whole,” Moore said in a press release. “Just the tradition we’ve had here going back to Chet Kammerer and Ron Mulder among many, many others… Sometimes I get a lot more credit than I deserve, but to be able to be with that group of coaches to help make decisions on college basketball is an incredible privilege.”
Moore will immediately begin to serve his term, where he is replacing Bob Burchard, former men’s basketball coach at Columbia College in Missouri.
The NABC is comprised of coaches from the NCAA, NAIA, community colleges and high school levels.
Moore will be on the committee alongside John Calipari, Tom Izzo, Bill Self and Bob Huggins — amongst others.
“It’s an incredible gift to be able to be with them in the decision-making mode,” said Moore. “I’ve admired many of those coaches and I’ve even had a chance to work with some of them through USA Basketball. It’s an honor to be able to interact with them once again and to be able to give the NAIA and small college perspective.”