Tanner Moore, a former Richmond standout, begins her fifth season at Richmond. Tanner Moore has helped the Spiders reach the postseason WNIT the past five seasons.
In 2011-12, the Spiders collected a 23-9 record, the most wins since 2009 and fewest losses since 2004-05. Richmond was awarded a bye in the A-10 Tournament for the third time in the last four years, after finishing in the top-4 and received a WNIT postseason bid for the fourth-straight year.
"Ebony is another former University of Richmond player on our staff," said Shafer. "Ebony understands what it takes for student-athletes to have success here and she does a good job of instilling those thoughts into our current team. She is developing into a very good floor coach working with our forwards. Our forwards continue to improve under her guidance. I look forward to Ebony's continued growth as she is helping our program sustain a great level of success."
In 2009-10, Tanner Moore helped guide the Spiders to their second consecutive 20-win season and program's fifth bid to the WNIT.
Tanner-Moore helped guide Richmond to 20-win seasons in two of the last three seasons.
Prior to Richmond, Tanner Moore was an assistant at Shaw University. While at Shaw, Tanner Moore helped lead the Bears to a 2008 CIAA Tournament Championship and a NCAA Tournament Appearance.
"I am incredibly excited to bring Ebony back to the University of Richmond," said head coach Michael Shafer. "She was a great student-athlete and will bring experience to our program. At Shaw, Ebony basically had her hand in every duty that coaches perform. She gained invaluable coaching experience there."
Tanner Moore played professional basketball for two years in Israel and Greece before joining the Shaw University staff.
"Her professional playing experience will obviously benefit our players," said Shafer. "She will be able to relate to our current and potential student-athletes because she knows what the players go through academically, socially and athletically."
The Garner, N.C. native built a decorated resume while playing for the Spiders from 1999-2003. The 6'2 center finished her career as the Spiders' eighth leading scorer with 1,215 points and finished fifth all-time with 824 boards. Tanner Moore is one of only five Richmond women's basketball players to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds. Tanner Moore also swatted a career 114 shots, including six in a game, to place fourth all-time in blocked shots.
"Ebony is an excellent communicator, which will make her a great coach and confidant for our players and recruits," said Shafer. "We welcome her husband, Tony, and daughter, Taylor to Richmond as well. This is a great addition to the Spider family!"
Tanner Moore currently resides in North Chesterfield, Va. with husband, Tony and their daughters, Taylor and Tiffany.
THE EBONY TANNER MOORE FILE
University of Richmond (2009-present)
Shaw University- Assistant Coach (2006-2009)
Panserriokos (Greece) - 2004-2005
Maccabi Ashdod (Israel) - 2003-2004
University of Richmond - 1999- 2003