Friday, April 15, 2011

Moxley joins N.C. State staff

RALEIGH -- N.C. State announced Friday that Rob Moxley will join Mark Gottfried's Wolfpack basketball staff as an assistant coach.

Moxley rejoins N.C. State assistant coach Bobby Lutz, who he has previously worked with at three different schools.

"I've known Rob for a long time and I've always had great respect for him," said Gottfried. "He is a phenomenal recruiter with great ties along the Atlantic coast and he will be a tremendous asset to our coaching staff."

Moxley comes to State after serving as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee last season. Prior to his one-year stint at MTSU, he served as Lutz's associate head coach at Charlotte for five seasons and was with the program 12 years overall. He served as an assistant coach for seven years (1999-2005) before accepting an assistant coaching position at Maryland in 2005-06. He returned to Charlotte after one season to take over as associate head coach.

In 2008, HoopScooponline.com ranked Moxley among the nation's top 100 assistant coaches. In 2007, rivals.com ranked him as one of the Top 25 recruiters in the country, and Basketball Times placed him 10th in its top 16 "Friends of Junior Colleges".

During his time at Charlotte, Moxley helped land four Top 20 recruiting classes for the 49ers and was instrumental in signing 2001 ESPN.com National Freshman of the Year Rodney White and 2003 All-Conference USA choice Demon Brown. Moxley helped attract Maryland's 18th-ranked 2006 recruiting class (Rivals.com) and recruited 2010 ACC Player of the Year and 2010 NBA first round pick Greivis Vasquez.

He began as an assistant under Lutz at Pfeiffer University in 1993. They worked together for two years before moving together to Gardner-Webb in 1995. When Lutz was offered an assistant position with the 49ers for 1995-96, Moxley remained at Gardner-Webb. He returned to Pfeiffer for two years, 1996-98, as an assistant to head coach Dave Davis.

A 1994 graduate of Pfeiffer, Moxley and his wife, Jennifer have four children: Joey, Emily, Allison and Jack. He was a Junior College Division III All-America guard in 1991 at Montgomery (Md.) C.C. He played two seasons at Newberry (S.C.) College under coach Tom Quinn.

-- Chip Alexander

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two instate Kids that everyone is talking about:

1)8th grade Ari Polanco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oDR5XviYA

2)14 year old Jamar Ergas Dunks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKxraWPQApU&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Moxley lands four top 20 classes for the Niners and the only time you read about it in the Observer is when he is hired at NC State. What a joke.

MichaelProcton said...

Did those classes land top 20 results? Well then. You have your answer.