After a remarkable 33 seasons at Wooster that have featured 27 NCAA Div. III Tournament berths and 18 North Coast Athletic Conference championships, Steve Moore coached his final regular season game on Saturday, Feb. 22
Close to 100 basketball alumni returned for Steve Moore’s final regular season game as head coach.
Three Wooster presidents in their tartan finest – Grant Cornwell (2007-15), Sarah Bolton (2016-present), and Stan Hales (1995-07).
Steve Moore addressed the team pre-game as usual.
A Danyon Hempy dunk in the first half helped ignite the Fighting Scots.
Dontae Williams clears some space on his way to two points during first half action.
Trenton Tipton controls the ball while drawing the attention of four DePauw defenders.
During halftime, former teammates paid tribute to the late Justin Warnes with a gift to his parents.
Rick Warnes pounds his heart and thanked the Wooster crowd for their love and support of his late son.
Rick Warnes snaps a photo of Wooster’s videoboard tribute to his late son.
Steve Moore leads the halftime adjustments.
Steve Moore, in his element, coaching the Scots up during the second half.
Steve Moore is fired up during the midst of Wooster’s late comeback to force overtime after being down eight points with 3:11 remaining.
Steve Moore consoles Danyon Hempy, following the heartbreaking 88-87 overtime loss to DePauw. Hempy was magnificent in his final regular season game, scoring a career-high 40 points.
During a postgame cermony honoring Steve Moore, Wooster presidents Grant Cornwell, Stan Hales, and Sarah Bolton watch a video tribute.
Steve Moore’s family (seated) and basketball alumni (standing) watch the video tribute.
The theme of Steve Moore’s speech was one of thankfulness for the opportunity to be a coach for so long at an institution that he loves and for all of the outstanding student-athletes.
Steve Moore gave special mention to long-time assistant coach Bruce Martin and his family. Martin is also retiring following the season.
Even after the heartbreaking loss, Steve Moore was able to crack a smile when talking about his grandkids.
Steve Moore’s family look on during Saturday’s ceremony.
Matt Sprang ’99 signs a ball that was presented to Steve Moore.
Basketball alumni listen to Steve Moore.