Moore joins Hamilton College women’s basketball coaching staff as assistant

Published Sep 19, 2018 at 4:00pm

CLINTON — Nanyamka Moore, previously an assistant women’s basketball coach at Roberts Wesleyan College, has been named an assistant at Hamilton College by head coach Mahogany Green.

Moore helped lead Division II Roberts Wesleyan to a 20-10 record, including 13-5 in the East Coast Conference, and the semifinals of the conference championship in 2017-18. She coached four players to 2018 all-conference team honors.

“I am so happy and blessed to have Nan on staff,” said Green, who was hired in July. “She is an energetic basketball enthusiast who wants to learn and grow, and is one of the rising stars in this business. I was blessed to hire someone who shares the same vision of why they coach women’s basketball -- to give back what was once given to us. She has already made a great impression on the team and me!”

Moore coached at Claflin University -- another Division II school -- in Orangeburg, South Carolina, from 2013 to 2017. She was a graduate assistant the first two seasons and an assistant the last two. Claflin didn’t have a losing record in any of Moore’s four seasons and racked up a total of 60 victories. She has also been an assistant varsity coach at two Michigan high schools.

“I would like to thank coach Mo Green and athletic director Jon Hind for the opportunity to continue my coaching career,” Moore said. “I also want to thank former players, family and friends for all their support on my coaching journey and in helping me achieve greatness.”

Moore played her collegiate basketball at Division I Purdue University Fort Wayne from 2005 to 2009. She scored 316 points, grabbed 241 rebounds and dished out 124 assists in 107 career games. She went on to play professionally for the Flint Monarchs of the Global Women’s Basketball Association for four years.

The Detroit native graduated from Purdue Fort Wayne with a degree in mass media and public communication.

Moore earned her master’s degree in business management from Claflin.