Chuck Moore, who became Director of Athletics at Richard Bland College in October 2012 to resurrect Statesmen Athletics and assumed duties as head men's basketball coach for the 2013-14 season, has built a juggernaut program in the junior college ranks.
Regardless of the measuring instrument used to gauge success, what Chuck Moore has accomplished as head men's basketball coach at Richard Bland College boarders on the amazing.
In just his second year in resurrecting a program that had been dormant for 20 years, Moore led the Statesmen to the 2014-15 NJCAA Division II National Championship. The remarkable season included a trip to the Commonwealth's Capital steps where Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe honored the team, and was highlighted by a 32-4 record. The 32 victories represented a school record for wins in a season and the championship campaign was augmented by a 19-3 record in Region X Conference play, the first-ever No. 1 national ranking, held for more than a month, and a 17-game winning streak. Moore was named Coach of the 2015 NJCAA Division II Tournament.
It's no surprise that following the 2014-15 campaign that Moore accented to the pinnacle of his profession, being named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) National Junior College Coach of the Year, an award that encompassed all JUCO Divisions. In a season full of accolades and honors, Moore was named the Spalding NJCAA Division II Coach of the Year, the NJCAA District 6 Coach of the Year and was named the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division Coach of the Year.
Moore, who begins his fourth year at the helm, reached his 60th victory in just his 68th game coaching at Richard Bland. He had an auspicious debut as coach in the 2013-14 season, leading the Statesmen to a 27-4 record, including a 14-game winning streak, and an appearance in the Region X Conference Tournament semifinals. Moore owns a 74-25 record in three seasons as head coach coming off of last year with a 15-17 overall win loss record.
No stranger to the Virginia coaching scene, Moore arrived at Richard Bland from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons. While at Randolph Macon, the team complied a 46-12 record, appeared in two NCAA Division III National Tournaments and secured one ODAC Tournament Championship.
As a head coach on the collegiate level, Moore cut his teeth at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville for two seasons (2007-09), posting a 48-16 record, including a perfect 16-0 record in Region X Conference play in the 2008-09 season. He earned Region X Coach of the Year honors that season. Under Moore, Patrick Henry earned a No. 11 national ranking, best in school history. His 2007-08 team won the VCCS State Championship. Moore's success with the Patriots earned him election into the college Hall of Fame.
Throughout his coaching career, Moore has coached a dozen players who have earned either first or second team All-Conference honors, a list that includes Tavon Mealy, who became just the second Richard Bland College athlete ever to earn All-America honors following the 2014-15 season.
Prior to his two seasons at Patrick Henry, Moore was the head coach and athletic director at Amelia Academy in Amelia. His squads advanced to the Virginia Independent Schools (VIS) state tournament twice, while reaching the state semi-finals in the '06-'07 season. In his final season, the Patriots were ranked No. 1 in the Division III state polls eight out of the 10 weeks in the season. For his efforts, Moore was awarded All-State Coach of the Year honors.
Prior to Amelia Academy, Moore was the Head Junior Varsity coach at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News and was also an assistant coach at his alma mater, Kecoughtan High School in Hampton.
Moore is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and earned a Masters in Sports Management from American Public University. He is the proud father of his 15-year old son Trey.