Blue Raiders tab Moxley as assistant

Blue Raiders tab Moxley as assistant

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Rob Moxley joins the Blue Raider coaching staff after a five-year stint as the associate head coach at Charlotte as announced by head coach Kermit Davis on Friday.

"We are extremely excited to have Rob join the Middle Tennessee State University basketball program. Rob has enjoyed tremendous success at the NCAA level. Rob is an outstanding coach who will be working specifically with our perimeter players and is also one of the most respected recruiters in our business," Davis said.

Moxley is regularly listed among the nation's top assistant coaches in recruiting and coaching and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the Blue Raider staff. Moxley served as an assistant coach for the 49ers for seven years (1999-2005) before accepting an assistant coaching position at Maryland. Moxley then returned to Charlotte after one season with the Terrapins as the Associate Head Coach.

"I have always respected Kermit Davis as a person and as a coach. Kermit has done a great job of building MTSU into a top tier Sun Belt program and I look forward to helping him and his staff take the Blue Raiders to the NCAA Tournament," Moxley said. "MTSU also has great leadership under Dr. McPhee and Chris Massaro and my family and I wanted to be a part of the program's future success."

In 2008, Moxley was ranked 44th among the nation's top 100 assistant coaches by HoopScooponline.com. Rivals.com ranked him as one of the Top-25 Recruiters in the country while Basketball Times ranked him 10th in its Top-16 "Friends of Junior Colleges", both of which were in 2007.

Charlotte's teams were very successful during Moxley's tenure appearing in the NCAA Tournament five times and the NIT twice. Including his stint at Maryland, Moxley's teams have reached the postseason eight times in the last 12 years.

Moxley was a Junior College Division III All-America guard at Montgomery (Md.) C.C. before transferring and playing two seasons at Newberry (S.C.) College under Tom Quinn. Moxley began his coaching career at Pfeiffer under Bobby Lutz whom he coached with at Gardner-Webb and twice at Charlotte.

"Rob has an excellent basketball foundation and has been very fortunate to have worked with two of the very best coaches in America; Bobby Lutz (Charlotte) and Gary Williams (Maryland)," Davis said. "Rob and his family will be a terrific addition to the Middle Tennessee family."

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