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Billie J. Moore

Enshrined 1999
Westmoreland, KS
Born: May 5, 1943

Biography

Olympic coach Billie Moore was the first coach in women's basketball history to take two different schools to national championships -- California State-Fullerton and UCLA. Her first season's national championship set the tone for her career. She compiled a 140-15 record, including eight conference titles and two national third places at Fullerton. These wins opened the doors for her sixteen-year career at UCLA. At UCLA, Moore coached Hall of Famers Ann Meyers and Denise Curry, won 296 games, and became the eighth coach in women's basketball history to reach the 400-win mark. Highly respected for her foundation in tactical basketball, in 1976 she coached the first U.S. Olympic women's basketball team leading them to the silver medal.

Career Highlights

AIAW Championship with California State-Fullerton, 1970
AIAW Final Four, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1979
Olympic Silver Medal, 1976
AIAW Championship with UCLA, 1978