April 12, 2018

Jay Moore named head coach for men’s basketball

Kishwaukee College Athletics welcomed Jonathan “Jay” Moore as the new Head Coach for Men’s Basketball. Moore assumed his new position on April 10.

Jay Moore has been the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Kishwaukee College since 2016. Previously he was the Head Coach for Freshmen Boys Basketball and Assistant Coach for Varsity Boys Basketball at DeKalb High School from 2012 – 16. He has also coached youth travel ball teams, the Illinois Attack and Illinois Rockets, in the suburbs.

He played power forward in high school in his native Gary, Indiana and was recruited by Sauk Valley Community College where he received accolades as Most Improved Player and had the highest field goal percentage on the team. He was also named to 2nd Team All-Conference and was the Team Captain. He continued his basketball career at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, where he earned a B.A. in Organizational Communication.

He is excited to take over a team that he has coached for the past two years as an assistant. “There is a solid framework to build on at Kish,” he said. “I want to continue the tradition and emphasize the concepts of playing for the team first and then yourself. Being selfless is important in team ball.”

He is currently recruiting players for the 2018-19 season. “I want guys who want to be here and who want to be better,” he said. “Kish is a perfect platform for players to keep progressing, to prepare themselves for the next level.  I am really excited about next season and coaching a team that will play hard and play smart, together.”

For more information on the Men’s Basketball team at Kishwaukee College, contact Jay Moore at jmoore6@kish.edu or 815-825-9343 or visit www.kishkougars.com/