Dudey Moore

Dudey Moore
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1910-04-05)April 5, 1910
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died April 8, 1984(1984-04-08) (aged 74)
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1931–1934 Duquesne
1937–1939 Pittsburgh Pirates (NBL)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1958 Duquesne
1958–1963 La Salle
Head coaching record
Overall 270–107 (.716)
Tournaments NCAA: 1-1 (.500)
NIT: 11-8 (.579)
Accomplishments and honors
NIT Champion (1955)
NIT Runner-up (1954)

Donald W. "Dudey" Moore (April 5, 1910 – April 8, 1984) was an American college men's basketball coach. He was the head coach of Duquesne from 1948 to 1958 and La Salle from 1958-1963. He coached his teams to a 270-107 record, winning the 1955 National Invitation Tournament, five NIT semifinals appearances and making one NCAA tournament appearance. At Duquesne, Moore's team achieved a 17–5 record in the '49 season, and in 1950, 23 wins and another bid to the NIT. The 1950s marked an age of immense success for Dukes Basketball, with Moore leading his team to six NIT bids, during which time Moore was named "United Press Coach of the Year" and achieved a school-record 21–1 season (1951–52). In 1953, Duquesne was rated as a preseason "best in the East" and possibly the nation. With a 23–2 record, they were top seed for the NIT that year. Although they lost to the College of the Holy Cross, they achieved a new record of 26 victories in a season. Top-seeded again in '54, Duquesne, following a 19–4 regular season, finally won the title of NIT Champions in 1955. Moore coached such players as Chuck Cooper, Si Green, Dick Ricketts, and Bill Raferty.

In college, Moore played for Duquesne under coach Chick Davies. He was inducted into the Duquesne athletics Hall of Fame in 1965.[1][2]

In 1952 he was named the Coach of the Year for college basketball.[3]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Duquesne Dukes (Independent) (1948–1958)
1948–49 Duquesne 17-5
1949–50 Duquesne 23-6 NIT Fourth Place
1950–51 Duquesne 16-11
1951–52 Duquesne 23-4 NCAA Elite Eight
NIT Fourth Place
1952–53 Duquesne 21-8 NIT Third Place
1953–54 Duquesne 26-3 NIT Runner-up
1954–55 Duquesne 22-4 NIT Champions
1955–56 Duquesne 17-10 NIT Quarterfinals
1956–57 Duquesne 16-7
1957–58 Duquesne 10-12
Duquesne: 191–70 (.732)
La Salle Explorers (Middle Atlantic Conference) (1958–1963)
1958–59 La Salle 16-7 5-2 2nd
1959–60 La Salle 16-6 6-1 2nd
1960–61 La Salle 15-7 7-2 3rd
1961–62 La Salle 16-9 5-3 5th
1962–63 La Salle 16-8 7-1 2nd NIT First Round
La Salle: 79–37 (.681) 30–9 (.769)
Total: 270–107 (.716)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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