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Changes in women’s basketball coaching staff are announced

10/10/2011 —

Penn State Beaver has named Tim Moore interim head coach of the Lady Lions basketball team following head coach Bert DeSalvo’s announcement that he will become assistant coach for the Clarion University women’s basketball program, effective October 8. The announcement was made by Dr. Chris Rizzo, Beaver campus director of student affairs, and Andy Kirschner, athletic director.

DeSalvo, who was also assistant athletic director at Beaver, joined the campus in 2007 with the charge to revive the Lady Lions basketball program that lay dormant for two decades. In his first season (2007-2008), DeSalvo led the women’s team to an impressive 21-8 record (13-3 in the PSUAC), a PSUCA Championship, and a trip to the USCAA National Tournament in Tulsa, OK.
DeSalvo continued his success at Beaver over the next three years and accumulated a 96-26 coaching record. Under his leadership, the Lady Lions won three PSUAC Championships and earned four consecutive trips to the USCAA Tournament where they finished second in the nation in 2010-2011.

DeSalvo came to Beaver after serving one season as first assistant to Teri Johnson in the women's program at MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois. He holds a master's degree in sports leadership from Duquesne University and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Rhode Island.

Moore is entering his fourth year with the Beaver women’s basketball program where he has been an assistant coach for the past three years. He is a 1996 graduate of Freedom High School where he received All-Tournament Team Selections in 1995 and 1996. He was captain of the Bulldogs in 1996 and selected for the Quigley Classic All-Star Game.

From 1996 to 1998, Moore was team captain for the Beaver campus Nittany Lions basketball team under Head Coach Chuck Fusina and, as a sophomore, received the Robert J. Miklos Memorial Award for leadership and accomplishments on and off the court.

Moore began coaching in 2002 at Freedom High School where he was assistant coach for the boys' varsity team. In 2003 he became assistant coach for the varsity girls’ basketball team at Monaca High School. He specialized in the defensive end of the floor and helped his team to three WPIAL playoff appearances, one PIAA state playoff appearance, and a section title (2006) in his three years as an assistant. Later, he became head coach of the Monaca varsity girls’ basketball team, leading the team to two consecutive WPIAL appearances with an overall record of 18-27 and a section record of 15-9.

In addition, Moore has participated in the local AAU circuit. He was 2008-2009 head coach of the Basketball Stars of America girls’ 13U and 16U teams and in 2010 he joined legendary coach John Miller and his Drill 4 Skill AAU organization. He has coached numerous basketball camps for Drill 4 Skill at Slippery Rock University and La Roche College and has also conducted basketball camps at Beaver campus and Robert Morris University.
Moore is working on a master's degree in special education from Slippery Rock University where he also received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

For information, visit www.psubeaverathletics.com, contact Moore at tmm218@psu.edu or 724-622-3548, or contact Kirschner at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.

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