April 2, 2010
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State University Director of Athletics Ron Prettyman announced Friday that Georgia Tech Associate Head Coach Teri Moren has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at Indiana State. Moren replaces Jim Wiedie, who resigned after 10 seasons at the helm of the Sycamore program.
“It is with great pride and anticipation that I am making the announcement of the appointment of Teri Moren as our new head women’s basketball coach at Indiana State,” Prettyman said. “Coach Moren has impeccable qualifications and experience and will do an outstanding job for us. Coach Moren is an outstanding basketball coach and a terrific person. She will be a great influence on the young ladies in our program and assist them as they strive to achieve their goals. I urge the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute community to join me in welcoming Coach Moren to the Sycamore family.”
“I’m very excited and thrilled to become part of the Sycamore family,” Moren said. “We have many things to look forward to in this program, and our work starts today. I’m honored and humbled to lead the program.”
Moren, a Seymour, Ind., native, recently completed her third season as associate head coach at Georgia Tech, where the Yellow Jackets have made three NCAA Tournament appearances and enjoyed three consecutive 20-win seasons.
Moren previously served as head coach at the University of Indianapolis for seven seasons, where she compiled a 130-73 record. The 2003 WBCA Region 4 Coach of the Year, her teams made appearances in three consecutive NCAA Division II Tournaments and earned the Great Lakes Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2002-03. Moren was also an assistant coach at Northwestern in 1999-2000 and has additional assistant coaching experience for six years at Butler.
A 1992 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation, Moren lettered four years in basketball and was a two-year starter for the Boilermakers. Her Purdue squad also earned the 1991 Big Ten Championship in Moren’s junior season.
A press conference to introduce Moren will be held at a later date. Additional information on the time and place will be posted at GoSycamores.com.
What they’re saying about Moren…
“Indiana State has just hired a winner that will represent the University, women’s basketball program and the State of Indiana if a first class way. Teri Moren is a perfect choice for Indiana State University and the perfect leader for the women’s basketball program. She has won at every level, as a player at Purdue, as head coach at the University of Indianapolis, and most recently at Georgia Tech. Teri’s heart is in the Hoosier State and she will be relentless in her pursuit to lead ISU to unprecedented success.”
Head Coach, Georgia Tech
“Teri Moren is an outstanding choice for Indiana State. She will have the Sycamores climbing to the top of the MVC and challenging for post-season soon. She possesses a tremendous work ethic, is a relentless recruiter and has a great passion for the game. She knows how to win and will lead the Indiana State program with class.”
Head Coach, University of Toledo
Former teammate at Purdue
“I think it’s a great hire for Indiana State, in particular with Teri’s experience as not only an assistant coach, but as a head coach as well. Teri’s experience and knowledge of Indiana basketball is tremendous. Teri loves the game of basketball, and I’m sure she’s thrilled to be at Indiana State.”
Head Coach, Indiana Fever
Moren’s Head Coach at Purdue