NCCU announces new men's basketball coach

March 25, 2009 2:04:47 PM PDT
North Carolina Central University announced Wednesday that LeVelle Moton will be the new men's basketball head coach.He will be the 17th men's basketball head coach in the school's history. Moton's appointment is a five-year term beginning April 1, with an annual salary of $100,000.

"We are pleased that we were able to identify a new head coach from within the Eagle family," said NCCU Chancellor Charlie Nelms. "Coach Moton has a long-standing history with our basketball program and will continue to bring exceptional leadership in this role."

Moton is a former shooting guard for the NCCU Eagles from 1992 to 1996. Moton returned to his alma mater as assistant men's basketball coach in July 2007.

He joined the NCCU staff after serving as head boys' basketball coach at Sanderson High School in his hometown of Raleigh. Before taking over the Sanderson boys' basketball program in 2004, he was head coach at West Millbrook Middle School for three seasons.

Moton graduated from NCCU in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in recreation administration. He became the school's third all-time leading scorer with 1,714 points, earning the nickname "Poetry 'n Moton."

Moton is also a 1992 graduate of Enloe High School in Raleigh.


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