Dudey Moore

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.

Dudey Moore
Biographical details
Born(1910-04-05)April 5, 1910
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 8, 1984(1984-04-08) (aged 74)
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1937–1939Pittsburgh Pirates
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1958–1963La Salle
Head coaching record
Overall270–107 (college)
Tournaments1–1 (NCAA)
11–8 (NIT)
Accomplishments and honors
NIT (1955)

In college, Moore played for Duquesne under coach Chick Davies. He was inducted into the Duquesne athletics Hall of Fame in 1965.[1][2]

In 1952 he was named the Coach of the Year for college basketball.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Duquesne Dukes (NCAA University Division independent) (1948–1958)
1948–49 Duquesne 17–5
1949–50 Duquesne 23–6 NIT Fourth Place
1950–51 Duquesne 16–11
1951–52 Duquesne 23–4 NCAA Elite Eight, NIT Fourth Place
1952–53 Duquesne 21–8 NIT Third Place
1953–54 Duquesne 26–3 NIT Runner-up
1954–55 Duquesne 22–4 NIT Champions
1955–56 Duquesne 17–10 NIT Quarterfinal
1956–57 Duquesne 16–7
1957–58 Duquesne 10–12
Duquesne: 191–70 (.732)
La Salle Explorers (Middle Atlantic Conference) (1958–1963)
1958–59 La Salle 16–7 5–2 2nd
1959–60 La Salle 16–6 6–1 2nd
1960–61 La Salle 15–7 7–2 3rd
1961–62 La Salle 16–9 5–3 5th
1962–63 La Salle 16–8 7–1 2nd NIT First Round
La Salle: 79–37 (.681) 30–9 (.769)
Total: 270–107 (.716)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Dudey Moore Is Dead at 74;Coached 1955 N.I.T. Winner". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. AP. 1984.
  2. ^ "Ex-Duquesne basketball coach Donald 'Dudey' Moore dies at 74". Pittsburgh Press. Associated Press. April 10, 1984. p. 8 – via Google News.
  3. ^ "Dudey Moore Duquesne, is coach of the year". Rome News-Tribune. March 10, 1952. p. 4 – via Google Books.