Greenville native Shawn Moore will be the new head coach of the Lady Saints basketball team starting with the 2021-2022 school year. Moore comes to JPII after three years at D.H. Conley where he was 65-9, recently named conference Coach of the Year, and won two consecutive conference titles by going undefeated in conference play those seasons. In July 2020, he was named The Daily Reflector All-Area Girls' Basketball Coach of the Year. Prior to Conley, he built a varsity women’s team at The Oakwood School that went 134-24, capturing seven consecutive conference championships and two varsity women’s state runner-up titles. Moore was recognized as Coach of the Year every year from 2009-2016.
Moore played for J.H. Rose High School and Hargrave Military Academy before playing collegiately for Marshall University. Upon graduating from Marshall with a degree in criminal justice, he spent the next several years playing basketball overseas in the semi-pro leagues.
The enthusiasm and love for basketball pours out of Moore every time he enters a gym. “I invest heavily into developing each of my players and impact the kids that others struggle to reach,” he said. His primary coaching objective has always been to provide a solid foundation of basketball fundamentals and build life skills for each player, with a focus on developing a strong work ethic, drive, and determination, and sense of accountability to ensure growth of the individual, both on and off the court.