Courtney Banghart has made her first hire as head coach of the North Carolina women’s basketball program with the addition of Carrie Moore, who served five seasons with Banghart at Princeton, as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tar Heels.
“I’m extremely grateful for this incredible opportunity to continue working alongside a proven winner in Courtney (Banghart) at one of the best institutions in the country,” said Moore. “The University of North Carolina’s tradition of success across all sports is inspiring. I’m looking forward to working in Carolina Blue, and to helping this program reach national prominence once again. I’m so excited for this new journey and I can’t wait to get started!”
Moore, a native of Lathrup Village, Mich., completed her third season as an assistant coach and fifth year overall with the Tigers in 2018-19. Princeton won the Ivy League regular season and tournament championships for the second straight year.
“I’m so thrilled to welcome Carrie Moore to the Carolina Family,” said Banghart. “She is one of the most respected coaches, recruiters, teachers, and people in this business. She has been a critical teammate with all parts of the Princeton program, and brings talent, compassion, enthusiasm, hard work, knowledge, and authentic care for others to her everyday. She is a difference maker and simply put, I’m better when having her by my side.”
The Tigers reached the postseason all three years with Moore on the sidelines as an assistant coach, participating in the NCAA Tournament each of the last two seasons and the WNIT in 2016-17.
Moore was an assistant coach at Creighton University from 2010-2015. The Bluejays made post-season appearances in all five years —including back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in program history (2012 and 2013).
Prior to her move to Omaha, Moore spent two seasons as the director of basketball operations at Princeton. She was part of the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009-10, as the Tigers went 26-3 on the season, including 14-0 in Ivy League play.
Moore was a four-year letterwinner at Western Michigan University under Coach Ron Stewart. She amassed a school record 2,216 points during her career, scoring 813 of those points during her senior season. Moore set nine school records and four Mid-American Conference records.
She is the only Mid-American Conference women’s basketball player to capture the NCAA scoring crown, averaging 25.4 points per game and earning the 2007 MAC Player of the Year award during her senior season. Moore was named first-team Academic All-District, second-team Academic All-America and was a nominee for the Senior CLASS Award.
After graduation, Moore signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Mercury of the WBCA before signing a professional contract with KSSSE AZA PWSZ Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland.
Moore graduated from WMU magna cum laude with a journalism degree in 2007.