Donald W. "Dudey" Moore (April 5, 1910 – April 8, 1984) was an American college men's basketball coach. He was the head coach of Duquesne from 1948 to 1958 and La Salle from 1958 to 1963. He coached his teams to a 270–107 record, winning the 1955 National Invitation Tournament, five NIT semifinals appearances and making one NCAA tournament appearance. At Duquesne, Moore's team achieved a 17–5 record in the 1949 season, and in 1950, 23 wins and another bid to the NIT. The 1950s marked an age of immense success for Dukes Basketball, with Moore leading his team to six NIT bids, during which time Moore was named "United Press Coach of the Year" and achieved a school-record 21–1 season (1951–52). In 1953, Duquesne was rated as a preseason "best in the East" and possibly the nation. With a 23–2 record, they were top seed for the NIT that year. Although they lost to the College of the Holy Cross, they achieved a new record of 26 victories in a season. Top-seeded again in '54, Duquesne, following a 19–4 regular season, finally won the title of NIT Champions in 1955. Moore coached such players as Chuck Cooper, Si Green, Dick Ricketts, and Bill Raferty.
|Born||April 5, 1910|
|Died||April 8, 1984 (aged 74)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
In 1952 he was named the Coach of the Year for college basketball.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Duquesne Dukes (NCAA University Division independent) (1948–1958)|
|1949–50||Duquesne||23–6||NIT Fourth Place|
|1951–52||Duquesne||23–4||NCAA Elite Eight, NIT Fourth Place|
|1952–53||Duquesne||21–8||NIT Third Place|
|La Salle Explorers (Middle Atlantic Conference) (1958–1963)|
|1962–63||La Salle||16–8||7–1||2nd||NIT First Round|
|La Salle:||79–37 (.681)||30–9 (.769)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Dudey Moore Is Dead at 74;Coached 1955 N.I.T. Winner". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. AP. 1984.
- "Ex-Duquesne basketball coach Donald 'Dudey' Moore dies at 74". Pittsburgh Press. Associated Press. April 10, 1984. p. 8 – via Google News.
- "Dudey Moore Duquesne, is coach of the year". Rome News-Tribune. March 10, 1952. p. 4 – via Google Books.