Howard Moore Biography
Howard Moore is an American college basketball coach who is also a former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He replaced Jimmy Collins as head coach of the Flames on August 23, 2010.
He now serves as an assistant on head coach Greg Gard’s staff at Wisconsin.
Howard Moore Age
Howard was born in 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is about 49 years old.
Howard Moore Early Life And Coaching Career
Howard played at Taft High School in the Chicago Public League and graduated from the University of Wisconsin.Howard Moore Photo
Howard began his coaching career with assisting the head boys basketball coach at Taft High School before coaching alongside Stewart (Stew) Robinson as his assistant head coach at UIC.
On August 23, 2010, Howard replaced Jimmy Collins as head coach of the Flames.
He currently serves as an assistant on head coach Greg Gard’s staff at Wisconsin where he was in December 2015.
Howard Moore Wife and Daughter Death
Howard was married to his wife Jennifer until the time of her death on May 25, 2019, after an accident in Michigan.
On the morning of Saturday, May 25, 2019, Howard was in a multiple-vehicle crash in Michigan.
The accident claimed the lives of his daughter Jaidyn, age 9, who died right on the spot and his wife Jennifer, age 46 who died later at the hospital after being taken off life support.
Howard himself received serious injuries and was hospitalized while his son escaped with received minor injuries.
According to the Michigan State Police, a 23-year-old Samantha Winchester of Ann Arbor was driving the wrong way on a highway northeast of Ann Arbor.
She caused the accident at 2:04 a.m. She was s pronounced dead at the scene. A minor who was also in the car was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Brian Kinross told The Detroit News that he dodged the wrong-way driver just moments before the impact with the Howard Vehicle.
He told the paper that the wrong-way driver was traveling at a high rate of speed.
“I witnessed the collision into the cars behind me a quarter mile or two in my rear and side-view mirrors,” Brian Kinross told The News. “A large fireball erupted as the driver collided into the car it struck head-on.”
He called 911 after the crash.
UW issued statements from coach Greg Gard and athletic director Barry Alvarez on Sunday morning.
“There are no words to describe how devastated we are for Howard and his family,” Gard said. “Our basketball program is an extremely close family and we are all grieving for the Moore and Barnes families.
Howard is so much more than a colleague and coach. He and Jen and their children are dear friends to everyone they meet. Their positivity and energy lift up those around them. We will miss Jen and Jaidyn dearly and we will put our arms around Howard and Jerell and the entire family, giving them love and support during this unspeakable time.”