Terps hire assistants Adams, Moxley

UM's coaching additions bring offensive expertise

College Basketball

April 16, 2005|By David Selig | David Selig,SUN STAFF

ADAMS — The Maryland men's basketball team filled out its coaching staff yesterday, hiring Washington Mystics coach Michael Adams and North Carolina-Charlotte assistant Rob Moxley.

Adams - who played for Terps coach Gary Williams at Boston College from 1982 to 1985 - is an 11-year NBA veteran. He has coaching experience in the NBA, WNBA and International Basketball League.

Moxley has been Charlotte's top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the past seven years. Four of his recruiting classes were ranked in the top 20.

He attended high school in Northern Virginia and was a Junior College Division III All-America guard at Montgomery Community College in 1991.

"I grew up a die-hard Maryland fan going to games at Cole Field House, and I always wanted to be a coach at Maryland," Moxley said. "I never wanted to be a doctor or lawyer or anything like that. This is truly a dream come true. Maryland was the only assistant job I would have left Charlotte for."

Moxley and Adams will bring offensive expertise to the Terps. One of Moxley's players led Conference USA in three-point shooting percentage in each of his seven seasons at Charlotte, and Adams twice led the NBA in three-pointers made.

The Terps were 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference from beyond the arc this season, shooting 33.2 percent.

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