Jeff Moore Season 2022-23
Jeff Moore, a cornerstone of the Northwestern State basketball program for 16 years, joined the LSU basketball staff of Head Coach Matt McMahon as Director of Recruiting in April of 2022.
In this position, Moore will be involved with all aspects of recruiting efforts including official visits made by recruits and their families.
Along with serving as associate head coach at Northwestern State, Moore was also the Demons’ recruiting coordinator, helping sign two Southland Conference Freshmen of the Year – Jalan West (2013) and Zeek Woodley (2014) – and 2013 SLC Newcomer of the Year DeQuan Hicks. Also, Moore coached William Mosley of Shreveport, who is fifth all-time in NCAA D1 history in blocks.
Prior to Northwestern State, Moore spent five seasons (1997-2002) as a head coach and athletics director at John Wood (Illinois) Community College. There, he made a run to the NJCAA regional tournament semifinals in 2001 and coached guard Ronnie Ross, a Louisiana product who was ranked as a Top 10 JC prospect by TSN Basketball Magazine.
Ross was the first of three top-10 junior college prospects by position that Moore coached, including Kurt Looby and Jessen Gray, who played for Moore when he was an assistant at Tyler Junior College (2002-05).
He spent one season as an assistant at Bossier Parish Community College (2005-06) before going to Northwestern State.
At the Natchitoches school, 90 percent of Demons basketball players graduated during Moore’s tenure and NSU’s APR continued to improve, including 1000 marks in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016. In 2014, the program received NCAA national recognition for ranking in the top 10 percent in Division I.
Moore has coached more than 90 players in his career from his home state of Louisiana and has signed over 100 players from the state.
His coaching motto is: “Preparation comes face-to-face with opportunity.”
Moore’s father, the late Wilbert C. “Nooky” Moore, coached for 33 seasons of high school (Slidell, Rayne, Notre Dame-Crowley, Lake Arthur) and college basketball (assistant coach at McNeese). In 2019, Moore’s alma mater, Lake Arthur High School, named its basketball court “Jeff Moore Court” in the gymnasium already named after his father.
Moore’s No. 34 jersey at Lake Arthur is also the only one in school history to be retired.
He played for the LA Stars AAU team and was chosen for the Louisiana All-Stars Team that toured the Canary Islands.
As a player, Moore earned NJCAA honors as an academic all-American and all-region (honorable mention) player at Marshalltown Community College in Iowa. He also was honored as a NAIA Scholar All-American while playing at Missouri Valley College.
Moore and his wife Amy (who played college volleyball and basketball), have two children Gracie and Caige.
The Moore File
Season at LSU: First in 2022-23
Birthdate: Nov. 10, 1972
Children: Gracie and Caige
Hometown: Lake Arthur, La.
Education: Missouri Valley College, 1995
College Coaching Experience
1994-95: Student Assistant, Missouri Valley College
1995-97: Assistant Coach, Missouri Valley College
1997-2002: Head Coach/AD, John Wood (Illinois) Community College
2002-05: Assistant Coach, Tyler Junior College
2005-06: Assistant Coach, Bossier Parish Community College
2006-22: Asst. Coach/Associate Head Coach, Northwestern State
2022- : Director of Recruiting, LSU