Andrew Moore has been named boys basketball coach at Reynoldsburg.

A Mount Vernon graduate, Moore, 50, had served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Air Force Academy men’s team the past six seasons, including the last two as associate head coach.

“I’m excited to bring my family back to where I grew up,” Moore said. “The OCC is the premier conference in the state of Ohio and it’s a privilege to be a part of it. Reynoldsburg High School has strong traditions, both on the court and in the classroom.”

Moore was a first-team All-American and the Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior at Muskingum in 1991-92. He was inducted into the Muskies’ Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

Moore began his coaching career as an assistant with the Mount Vernon boys team and was a college assistant at Kenyon, California of Pennsylvania, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Virginia Tech before serving at Air Force.

Moore takes over a Reynoldsburg program that went 14-11 and reached a Division I district semifinal last season.

The Raiders were coached in their final five games by Sean Elliott, who took over as interim coach Feb. 5 after Scott Davis was placed on administrative leave for an incident that took place the night before during a 60-59 win at Central Crossing.

Moore and his wife, Stephanie, have three sons.

“Our athletic teams are fiercely competitive and we cannot wait to watch coach Moore continue the tradition as the leader of the Raiders,” superintendent Melvin J. Brown said in a letter emailed to parents on May 21.

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