CHICAGO — Howard Moore will not return as the University of Illinois at Chicago men's basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday morning.
Moore, who grew up near UIC's campus and starred at Taft High School, was 49-111 in five years as the Flames' head coach.
I would like to thank the UIC Admin for giving us the opportunity to coach in the greatest city in the world! God is great!#Blessed— Howard Moore (@Howard_Moore) March 10, 2015
UIC Athletics will immediately begin a search for the school's next coach, according to a news release.
“I want to thank Howard Moore for his five years of commitment to UIC Athletics,” UIC athletic director Jim Schmidt said in the release. “We have high expectations and aspire to be at the top of the Horizon League and we have not met our competitive goals. We have dedicated and talented student-athletes in the basketball program who are committed and make us optimistic for the future. I wish Howard the very best of luck going forward.”
Moore was 17-67 in Horizon League play. His team finished this past season, which ended with a Horizon League tournament semifinal loss to Wisconsin Green Bay, at 10-24.
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