Wes Moore (Coach) Biography

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Wes Moore is an American personality and a basketball coach by profession. He is currently holding the head coach designation at NC State, teaching the women’s basketball team. Wes Moore’s complete name is Frank Weston Moore.

Since 1987, he has been a head coach at all three levels of NCAA Women’s College Basketball. He earned the honor of being named Coach of the Year eight times by three conferences and 20 regular seasons or conference tournament championships.

Wes Moore Early Life, Education & Childhood

Wes Moore [22nd April 1957 (age 67)] was born in Texas City, Texas. He was raised in Dallas with his family. His family included a single mother and two sisters. Wes received his college degree from Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University) in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He had his graduate degree in religious studies in 1984 and during his college days, he played at point guard. Wes Moore later enrolled at the University of Tennessee. There, he received a degree in physical education in 1986 and later had a master’s degree in the same subject from the same university in 1987.


He had his first job as a men’s basketball coach at Johnson Bible in 1984. He worked there until 1987. He then became head coach at Maryville College, teaching women’s basketball. Before hiring Wes Moore as a head coach, the women’s basketball team was highly struggling with tournaments and appearances in matches.

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After he was hired, the team had at least five NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and 130 wins in six seasons. Eventually, he was honored with the title of three regional “Coach of the Year” by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. He was then hired as an assistant coach at NC State under Key Yow.

There at NC State, he stretched his job responsibilities from 1993 to 1995. After that [from 1995 to 1998], he worked as a head coach at Francis Marion. In his presence, Francis Marion reached the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1998. From 1998 to 2013, he became the head coach at Chattanooga Lady Mocs.

There, He spent his first coaching career (head) with an appearance in NCAA Division I. During that time, he led the Mocs to appear for 12 Southern Conference (SoCon) regular season championships and nine NCAA Division I Tournaments. In his presence, Chattanooga had over 350 wins and Wes Moore received nearly five Coach of the Year honors from the SoCon.

In 2013, He again joined NC State as a head coach. In his first seven seasons, he led the women’s basketball team to appear in four NCAA Tournament championships. The team also appeared in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 ACC Tournaments. He earned the honor of Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2022.

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Wes Moore Biography

Real Name Frank Weston Moore
Birth Date April 22, 1957
Age (as of 2024) 66 Years
Birth Place Texas City, Texas, USA
Profession Head Coach
College Johnson University, University of Tennessee
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Gray


Sister Two

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Linda Moore 

Personal Life

He is a married man living in the United States with his extended family. His family includes his wife, Linda. Linda is a former Miss North Carolina contestant and supports Wes in all his games and tournaments. There is no detail of Wes’ children and any of his children’s names.

Social Media

Wes Moore is not so highly active on social media. He is available on LinkedIn with only three connections. Wes is there on LinkedIn with the same name and mentions that he is a native of Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States. He mentions that he is teaching as a head coach of the “Women’s Basketball Team” at North Carolina State University.

He is also available on Twitter with the same name but isn’t highly active. He is there with a handle name – Wes Moore (@WolfpackWes). He once posted his image with his wife mentioning that they have completed 43 years together. He posted the image on 7th December 2023.

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Wes Moore Net Worth

Coach Wes Moore signed a contract with NC State back in 2019. As per the deal, the university extended his contract till 2025 and it will increase his compensation to $750,000 annually. As of 2024, he is getting around $1,026,324 for being at the same designation at NC State.


  • He received WBCA National Coach of the Year in 2021.
  • In 1997, he received the Peach Belt Coach of the Year honor.
  • He received three times “Converse/WBCA District 5 Division III Coach of the Year” honors for the years – 1990, 1993, and 1994.

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