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Tamara Moore Hired As Mesabi Range Men’s Basketball Coach

History has been made, Mesabi Range men’s college basketball team hired the first women’s coach in men’s college basketball history. Tamara Moore, former WNBA player, will replace David Wilson, who went 6-19 last season.

The former WNBA guard played her high school ball at Minneapolis North and led them to the state basketball championship in 1998. That same year Moore was also named Minnesota Miss Basketball.

Moore played four seasons of women college basketball at Wisconsin, she played every game in her four years as a Badger. Moore finished as Wisconsin’s all-time leader in steals and assists.

Moore was draft 15th overall in the 2002 WNBA draft by the Miami Sol, she went on to play six seasons for the Miami Sol, Minnesota Lynx, Detroit Shock, Phoenix Mercury, New York Liberty, Los Angeles Sparks, and the Houston Comets. For her career, Moore averaged 4.4 points per game.

Via Facebook Moore said, “I have been offered the chance to make history by being the first woman to ever be hired to run a college men’s basketball program, and I’m beyond blessed to start this new decade with this amazing honor.”

 

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