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Head Coach Mel Moore
Melanie Moore was named the eighth head women's basketball coach in program history on Friday, April 5. She joins the Musketeers after a spending seven seasons at Michigan, most recently serving as associate head coach.
During her time on the bench at Michigan, Moore helped the Wolverines post a 156-85 overall record with a 66-52 mark in Big Ten play. Michigan advanced to postseason play in all seven seasons, including three NCAA Tournament appearances. The Wolverines also recorded 20 or more wins in each season.
In 2018-19, the Wolverines went 22-12 (11-7 Big Ten) and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Moore helped coach All-Big Ten honorees Hallie Thome and Naz Hilmon this season. Hilmon also earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors, becoming the first player in program history to earn the recognition. All told, she helped coach 11 players to all-conference honors during her time at Michigan.
Moore was hired as an assistant coach at Michigan in 2012 after a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Princeton. The Tigers posted a 95-50 (65-16 Ivy League) record during her time as an assistant coach. Princeton also won three conference titles and made three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Moore also served as an assistant coach at Dayton (2006-07), Indiana State (2004-06) and Siena (2002-04).
The Glandorf, Ohio, native graduated from Siena in 1999 with a degree in finance after a Hall of Fame playing career. She was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999.
Moore was inducted into the Siena Hall of Fame in 2005 and the MAAC Hall of Fame in 2018. She also played professionally in Luxembourg and Israel for two years following graduation from Siena.
Moore inherits a storied Xavier program that has made 10 NCAA Tournaments with two Elite Eight appearances. The Musketeers have also won 10 conference titles in program history.
Moore and her husband, Joe, have two children, Tristin and Ayla.