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Release: Wes Moore Honored as National Coach of the Year by WBCA



ATLANTA – NC State women’s basketball head coach Wes Moore earned well-deserved national recognition as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) named him its 2021 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year.

It marks Moore’s first time winning the award, which was decided on in a vote from his colleagues across the country. He will receive the Pat Summitt Trophy, named for the late legendary Tennessee coach and awarded annually to the national coaches of the year in each of the WBCA’s six membership divisions.

“I appreciate this special honor because it carries the WBCA name and represents all the great coaches that I respect so much,” said Moore. “I realize, in many ways, this is a team award, so I’d like to thank all of the unbelievable players we have at NC State, as well as the assistant coaches and staff that play such an important role in our success. Again, thank you WBCA for this award, but more importantly for allowing me to associate with so many wonderful people in this great game of ours.”

While his Wolfpack squads have consistently achieved at a level of excellence in his eight seasons at the helm, Moore has led his 2020-21 squad to a multitude of firsts in what continues to be a historic campaign for NC State women’s basketball.

“Respected and well-liked by his peers, Wes is a winner,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle M. Donehew. “He was a college basketball player and has continued his love of the game through coaching. He has won at every NCAA level throughout his very successful career. He is a talented teacher who pushes his student-athletes to realize their full potential in basketball, the classroom and life. Wes was chosen for this honor after leading his team to an exceptional season. The WBCA recognizes and applauds his leadership example that can be seen in his student-athletes, institution and community.”

Moore most recently guided his Wolfpack squad to back-to-back ACC Tournament titles, marking the program’s first time winning consecutive titles at the conference championship.

His team, which has compiled a 22-2 overall record, earned a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament and just punched a ticket to its third consecutive Sweet 16. This season marks the first No. 1 seed for NC State in its 26 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Moore was named ACC Coach of the Year in a vote by his peers after putting together an incredible regular season. He authored two victories over the nation’s top-ranked teams, making his squad the first program in the last 20 years to earn two AP No. 1 wins on the road in a single season. Moore also helped his team compile a perfect 11-0 record inside Reynolds Coliseum, joining the 1977-78 squad as the only Wolfpack teams to end their years unbeaten at home.

His team has spent every week of the season ranked in the national top 10 and the last 13 weeks in the top five. Recently, NC State checked in at No. 3 in the final Associated Press Top 25, tying with the 1977-78 squad as the best final AP ranking in program history.

Moore has compiled a 190-64 (.748) record while serving as the leader of the Pack. He owns 748 career wins, which ranks eighth among active NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches.

Under Moore’s leadership, the Pack has put together six consecutive 20+ win seasons, earned three-straight AP Top 10 finishes and qualified for five overall and four-straight NCAA Tournaments.

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1 year ago

A big thanks to Debbie Yow… he legacy carries on…

1 year ago

Congrats to Wes for being the obvious choice for this award.

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VIDEO: NC State women fall 64-63 to Princeton on late three in NCAA 1st Round



The NC State women were a 7 seed, picked to move on over 10-seeded Princeton, but that’s not how it worked out.

The Pack women were plagued by turnovers (20) and Princeton capitalized with a late 3 to clinch the win. Highlight above.

Sad day for NC State all around.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NC State Moves Up to #15 After Win Over Notre Dame



The NC State Women’s Basketball (16-5) team moved up 5 spots in the Week 13 AP Poll, after defeating Notre Dame 69-65 yesterday, who was ranked 7th then, and ranked 9th now.


ACC Teams in the Week 13 AP Poll

9. Notre Dame

11. UNC

13. Virginia Tech

15. NC State

16. Duke

23. FSU

The Wolfpack’s next game will be on Thursday night on the road at Georgia Tech at 8pm on ACC Network.

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NC State Signee Zoe Brooks is a McDonald’s All-American



NC State Women’s Basketball 2023 signee Zoe Brooks was named a McDonald’s All-American yesterday.

McDonald’s All American Game East Roster
Player High School Position Height Committed to
Zoe Brooks Saint John Vianney (NJ) G 5-10 NC State
Essence Cody Valdosta (GA) F 6-3 Alabama
Aalyah Del Rosario The Webb School (CA) F 6-5 LSU
Jadyn Donovan Sidwell Friends School (DC) G 6-0 Duke
Milaysia Fulwiley W.J. Keenan (SC) G 5-6 South Carolina
Hannah Hildalgo Paul VI (NJ) G 5-6 Notre Dame
Riley Nelson Bullis School (MD) W 6-0 Maryland
Courtney Ogden Westminster School (GA) W 5-11 Stanford
Laila Reynolds Shabach Christian (FL) F 6-2 Florida
Emma Risch Palm Bay Magnet (FL) G 6-1 Notre Dame
Taliah Scott Saint John’s Country Day (FL) G 5-9 Arkansas
Ashlynn Shade La Lumiere (IN) G 5-9 UConn
McDonald’s All American Game West Roster
Player High School Position Height Committed to
Kamorea Arnold Germantown (WI) G 5-9 UConn
Sofia Bell Jesuit (OR) W 6-1 Oregon
Madison Booker Germantown (MS) W 6-1 Texas
Addyson Brown Derby Senior (KS) W 6-2 Iowa State
Breya Cunningham La Jolla Country Day (CA) F 6-4 Arizona
Kymora Johnson Saint Annes-Belfield (VA) G 5-7 Virginia
Tessa Johnson Saint Michael Albertville (MN) G 5-10 South Carolina
Amanda Muse Heritage (CA) F 6-4 UCLA
Judea Watkins Sierra Canyon (CA) G 6-0 USC
Mikaylah Williams Parkway (LA) G 6-0 LSU
Jada Williams La Jolla Country Day G 5-6 Arizona
Sahara Williams West (IA) W 5-10 Oklahoma


Here is what ESPN had to say about Brooks being named a McDonald’s All-American.

Zoe Brooks, G

Signed with: NC State | 2023 ESPNW 100 ranking: 9
St. John Vianney HS (New Jersey)

Brooks is a gifted scorer who can flat out put the ball in the basket. Over the past 18 months, she has really gone to work on her conditioning and it brought her game to another level. She is a true three-level scorer. Defenses must be there on the close out, but containing Brooks is no easy feat as she attacks angles, changes speeds, and has the footwork and handle to counter. Her strength allows her to finish with contact at the rim and her touch provides an array of floaters and usage of the glass for buckets. Brooks sees the floor well and zips passes to teammates for open looks. Defensively, she has fantastic instincts and is good in passing lanes and in the press. Brooks is averaging 24 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season. (ESPN)

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Women’s Basketball: #20 NC State 71 Miami 61: Box Score & Highlights



#20 NC State picked up a much needed win last night against Miami, defeating the Hurricanes 71-61 in PNC Arena, avoiding a 3-game skid.

Sophomore Guard Saniya Rivers led the pack with 14 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Seniors Camille Hobby and Mimi Collins both had 11 points.

Sophomore Guard Aziaha James had 10 points, and led the Pack with 6 rebounds.

The Wolfpack was without Jada Boyd and Jessica Timmons last night, and River Baldwin went down with an injury, and will have an MRI tomorrow.

NC State is now 14-5 overall, and 4-4 in ACC play, and will play at Louisville on Sunday at 1pm on ABC.

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