PC: Pack Announces Moore Hiring

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State announced the hiring of Wes Moore as women's basketball coach on Monday.

Chancellor Randy Woodson
"It's another great day for NC State athletics. I'm proud to be the first to welcome coach Wes Moore back to North Carolina State and back to North Carolina."

"We're thrilled to have him. A winning coach by every measure that you can imagine."

"Coach Moore is committed to help the young ladies under his leadership succeed in the classroom, as well as on the court. We're very, very pleased to bring coach Moore to NC State."

Athletics Director Debbie Yow
"It's rare to welcome home a member of the Wolfpack family, but today we do exactly that by welcoming back to Raleigh coach Wes Moore and his wife, Linda."

"Even more rare is being able to welcome a person who holds the distinction of being the eighth-winningest coach in NCAA history."

"It was a combination of six factors that made coach Moore such a compelling choice for our committee. No. 1, his long-standing record of competitive excellence. No. 2, the track record of academic success of his teams. No. 3, his commitment to hire a diverse staff. No. 4, his history of building programs the right way within NCAA rules. No. 5, his passion for coaching and recruiting. And six, his unwavering belief that we can regain our position as a perennial NCAA Tournament team over time."

"In summary, he is a coach who has refused to accept the status quo his entire career, no matter the challenge."

"For all these reasons, it's our challenge to welcome coach Wes Moore back to NC State, now as our head coach for our women's basketball program."

Head Coach Wes Moore
"It's great to see some familiar faces and some friends that I haven't seen in a while. I just want to thank all of you for being here today and showing the support that I remember so well from my years in the 90s with coach Yow."

"It's a humbling day, I can say that, and it's a proud day."

"It's a great honor. This is a special place. NC State is a special place."

"I love my players there both past and present, and I'll always love those kids."

"I'd like to say that I understand that I'm not here alone. A lot of people have helped me get to this point."

"It's an unbelievable ride for me. I'm really thankful for my wife Linda and the support she's given... it's just a really great moment."

"It's a thrill for me. I think everyone that comes to a point like this looks back on everyone that makes it possible."

"Coach Yow, I wouldn't be here today without her influence and her support during the years. She is who made Wolfpack Women's basketball special, and I owe a lot to her."

"I understand it's a great challenge. The ACC has always been one of the premier basketball conferences in the country."

"We have a lot of work to do, but there is a whole lot of reasons for optimism."

"Everyone that I've talked to that's in this business, they've said that [Debbie Yow] will give you the support and resources... all that you need to be successful."

"The renovation, the 40-million dollar renovation of Reynolds Coliseum. That's going to make a great situation for us in recruiting, but also providing our student-athletes and fans with a great experience when the come to games."

"If you look at the success of this program over the years, there are a lot of programs that can talk about competing at a high level... here at NC State we have proof."

"We don't have to try to tell people that we think we can get this done. We know that we can get this done."

"Some people can talk about vision, but we've seen it here at NC State."

"It's going to be a big emphasis of our staff to re-establish ourselves in the state of North Carolina."

"I just want to thank you. It's a great thrill to be back and I can't wait to get started. We're going to do it the right way."

"We're going to claim our state back and I can't wait to get started."

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