Wendell Moore came to Florida Atlantic University in 2006 as an assistant coach under Rex Walters. He brings a background of success at multiple levels as both a player and as a coach.
Moore served as an assistant coach at Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK, from 2004 to 2006. RCC led the nation in team grade-point average (3.43) and finished with a two-year combined record of 50-10.
He also coached for five seasons at Wyandotte High School, competing against the top prep teams in Kansas City, KS. From 1999 to 2001, he taught English and served as an associate head coach in the USD 500 district.
From 2001 to 2004, Moore was a para-educator and head coach at Wyandotte. His varsity teams improved each season, totaling 37 wins in three years, with all five members of his 2004 senior class receiving scholarships to play college basketball.
Moore played collegiate ball for two seasons at Georgia Southern, where he helped lead the 1991-92 GSU squad to the NCAA Tournament with a school-record 25 wins. His senior campaign also included school records for three-point percentage and steals in a season.
His first college exposure as a player came at Hutchinson (KS) Community College, where he started on the nation's preseason no. 1 team as a sophomore in 1989-90. Moore's success as a player began at Wichita (KS) South High School, where he earned all-state honors after helping his team to an undefeated season while winning the 1988 6A state championship.
A native of Wichita, Moore completed his associate's degree in business administration at Hutchinson in 1990, and then graduated from Georgia Southern in 1993 with a bachelor's in communications. He and his wife, Tamelia, have three children: two sons, Noah (10) and Peydan (7), and a daughter, Aunni (4).