Rob Moxley enters his first season at Middle Tennessee after a five-year stint as associate head coach at Charlotte.
"We are extremely excited to have Rob join the Middle Tennessee State University basketball program. Rob has enjoyed tremendous success at the NCAA level. Rob is an outstanding coach who will be working specifically with our perimeter players and is also one of the most respected recruiters in our business," head coach Kermit Davis said.
Rob Moxley was at head coach Bobby Lutz's side for 12 years and the two enjoyed great success together.
Considered one of the nation's top assistant coaches, Moxley is regularly listed among the best in the country -- whether it is in terms of his coaching or recruiting ability. He brings a wealth of experience as well as a passion and drive to the Blue Raider program.
At Charlotte, Moxley worked as associate head coach for five seasons and was with the program 12 years overall. He served as an assistant coach for seven years (1999-2005) before accepting an assistant coaching position at Maryland in 2005-06. He returned to Charlotte after one season to take over as associate head coach.
In 2008, HoopScooponline.com ranked Moxley 44th among the nation's top 100 assistant coaches. In 2007, rivals.com ranked him as one of the Top 25 recruiters in the country, and Basketball Times ranked Moxley 10th in its top 16 "Friends of Junior Colleges".
He helped land junior college standouts Charlie Coley and Lamont Mack --two keys to the 49ers program-best 13th-ranked 2007-08 recruiting class (HoopScoop). Concentrating on coaching perimeter players, Moxley helped the 49ers produce the league leader in three-pointers made or made per game in each of his first nine years (Diego Guevara, 1999; Jobey Thomas, 2000, 2001, 2002; Demon Brown, 2003; Brendan Plavich, 2004, 2005; Leemire Goldwire, 2007, 2008).
"I have always respected Kermit Davis as a person and as a coach. Kermit has done a great job of building MTSU into a top-tier Sun Belt program, and I look forward to helping him and his staff take the Blue Raiders to the NCAA Tournament," Moxley said. "MTSU also has great leadership under Dr. McPhee and Chris Massaro and my family and I wanted to be a part of the program's future success."
Moxley spent seven years as an assistant to Lutz with the 49ers, beginning in 1998-99, Lutz's first season as head coach. He was also an assistant to Lutz at Pfeiffer University for two years (1993-95). He has helped the 49ers to five NCAA Tournament bids and two NIT appearances. With an NIT trip in his one season at Maryland, Moxley has enjoyed eight postseason tourneys in 11 years.
Moxley helped land four Top 20 recruiting classes for the 49ers and was instrumental in signing 2001 ESPN.com National Freshman of the Year Rodney White and 2003 All-Conference USA choice Demon Brown. Moxley helped attract Maryland's 18th-ranked 2006 recruiting class (Rivals.com) and recruited 2010 ACC Player of the Year and 2010 NBA first round pick Greivis Vasquez.
He began as an assistant under Lutz at Pfeiffer University in 1993. They worked together for two years before moving together to Gardner-Webb in 1995. When Lutz was offered an assistant position with the 49ers for 1995-96, Moxley remained at Gardner-Webb. He returned to Pfeiffer for two years, 1996-98, as an assistant to head coach Dave Davis.
"Rob has an excellent basketball foundation and has been very fortunate to have worked with two of the very best coaches in America; Bobby Lutz (Charlotte) and Gary Williams (Maryland)," Davis said. "Rob and his family will be a terrific addition to the Middle Tennessee family."
A 1994 graduate of Pfeiffer, Moxley and his wife, Jennifer have four children: Joey, Emily, Allison and Jack. He was a Junior College Division III All-America guard in 1991 at Montgomery (Md.) C.C. He played two seasons at Newberry (S.C.) College under coach Tom Quinn.