By Christy Cain
November 28, 2014
(ATHERTON, Calif.) The Westmont men’s basketball team defeated Menlo (1-6) this evening on the road in Atherton, California. The 87-69 victory marks head coach John Moore’s 500th career win.
“When I reflect on the 500 wins, I think about the great amount of Westmont men with great character who I have been able to coach” reflected Moore. “I am in the midst of 22 years here (at Westmont) and I am so proud of the guys, what they are doing in their lives today, the families they have and what they are doing as husbands and fathers.”
In his 27 years of coaching, Moore has earned an overall record of 500-301, with 421 of those wins coming in the last 22 years at Westmont.
“It is such an incredible privilege to be at Westmont, my alma mater, which is probably the greatest Christian institution in the country,” said Moore. “I couldn’t do it without all the people in the athletic department. From Dave Odell, to the people I work with in Kinesiology department to (President) Gayle Beebe, (Provost) Mark Sargent and the great leaders of this school. I even have to go back to David Winter who was the President when I was a student. I am just really indebted to quite a few people—I wouldn’t be here without them.
“I am so appreciative of my wife and my daughters who once again had to sacrifice Thanksgiving without a dad and husband. They have been my pride and have meant so much to be in this venture as a college basketball coach. I certainly couldn’t do it without Rachel, Jacqueline and Jessica.”