Former UIC coach Howard Moore joins Wisconsin staff

Photo: UIC Athletics
Photo: UIC Athletics
Photo: UIC Athletics

Former UIC coach Howard Moore will joins the Wisconsin staff as an assistant.

Moore served as an assistant at Wisconsin from 2005 to 2010 under Bo Ryan, who retired last week. With former assistant Greg Gard promoted to interim head coach, there was an opening on the Badgers staff, which Moore will fill.

“I’m extremely excited to get back to Madison,” Moore said in a statement. “I’ve had a chance to get a breather and the best way to get re-energized is to go home again. I love my alma mater and I have a great passion for the University of Wisconsin. I want to make sure the things that were put in place by this staff and Coach Ryan stay intact. Greg Gard is very good friend who I support and if there is anything I can do to help him, I want to do that.”

Moore coached at UIC for five seasons, posting a 49-111 (30.6 percent) record. He guided the Flames to one postseason appearance in the 2013 CIT, when his team finished 18-16 and fifth in the Horizon League.

While any coach eventually needs to win games to keep his job, Moore walked into a tough spot at UIC, as he took over a decrepit program late in the 2010 offseason.

Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News first reported the news Tuesday morning.

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