Ryan Moore enters his third year as an assistant coach on the Oxy men's basketball coaching staff in 2012-13.
Previous to Occidental, Moore was the Director of Player Development at NCAA Division I University of San Francisco. He served as the recruiting coordinator for the associate head coach, arranged and coordinated team nutrition on game days and on road trips, evaluated game film, recruited Southern California prospects and coached and evaluated prospects at the Elite College Prospect Camp.
"Ryan brings toughness, energy and a thorough knowledge of basketball at all levels to our staff," Newhall said. "He's a proven recruiter and just the type of personality we need to help us get back to the Elite Eight."
Moore joining the Oxy staff is a homecoming of sorts. He spent more than a decade coaching high school basketball in Southern California.
Before his time with the Dons, Moore was the Associate Head Coach at Simi Valley HS from 2005-11 under head coach Christian Aurand, the program's all-time wins leader. The team ranked as high as No. 17 nationally in 2008 and was 124-47 during Moore's tenure. He coached a number of college players including; Lorne Jackson, Pepperdine; Mike Meza, UC San Diego; Jonathan Davis, George Washington; Tyler Trapani, UCLA; Brad Lewis, UC Santa Barbara; Mike Hornbuckle, Pepperdine; and former Oxy forward CJ Faulwell.
"I'm excited to be back in Southern California, working with head coach Brian Newhall, at a school with great academic standards and driven student-athletes," Moore said.
Moore was the head coach at Oaks Christian from 2003-05. In 2003-04, the team went 24-5 and Moore was 13-2 as the interim head coach.
Moore began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Calabasas HS in 2000 where he coached Drew Housman, Harvard, and Johnny Wilson, Westmont.
In 2008-09, Moore scouted and recruited players to play for Pump N Run, one of the premier AAU programs in the country.