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Teri Moren
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Purdue
Graduating Year: 1992
Experience: 4 Years

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Head coach Teri Moren enters her fifth year at the helm of the Indiana State women’s basketball program. Moren guided the Sycamores to a Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship, first 20-win season in eight years and back-to-back WNIT appearances in 2013-14. For her career, Moren holds a 199-130 record over 10 seasons and a 69-57 record in four seasons at ISU.

 

Moren’s success with the Sycamores continued into her fourth season, where she guided the team to a 20-12 overall record and 14-4 mark in the MVC. They earned the overall No. 1 seed in the MVC Tournament and advanced for to the MVC semifinals for the second time under her direction.  The 2013-14 record marked just the fifth 20-win season for ISU in program history and third MVC regular season championship.

 

ISU won seven-straight games to close the season from Feb. 21-Mar. 16, including the program’s first win at Wichita State since 2009, a 37-point victory at Missouri State and wrapping up a regular season title on the road at UNI.

 

She helped senior point guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir to MVC Newcomer of the Year in 2014, along MVC All-Conference First Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete second team honors. Senior guard Anna Munn capped off her career under Moren as the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a three-time MVC Scholar-Athlete selection and two-time All-MVC pick. In all, Moren has coached six all-MVC players in her four seasons at Indiana State. 

 

Indiana State finished the 2012-13 season at 18-13 overall and 10-8 in the MVC, the most total wins for the team since 2006-07 and the most victories in conference play since 2008-09. The Sycamores finished in fourth place the MVC and earned the first WNIT postseason bid since 2006.


Defense was the key to Indiana State’s strong 2012-13 season as ISU set the program record for fewest points allowed per game, as opponents averaged just 55.5 points per contest. The Sycamores also held 10 opponents to less than 50 points in a game. In addition, ISU went on a six-game win streak from Nov. 25-Dec. 18.

 

Moren led Indiana State to a fifth place finish in the conference in 2011-12 and their first time outside of Thursday night at the conference tournament since 2008-09. ISU finished 15-16 in 2011-12, tying for fifth place in the league with an even 9-9 record.


In Moren's first season, the Sycamores finished the year at 16-16 overall, including a trip to the State Farm MVC Tournament semifinals. ISU entered the 2011 conference tournament as the seventh seed after finishing the conference season with an 8-10 record, but picked up a pair of wins in the tournament over No. 10 seed Southern Illinois and No. 2 seed Illinois State before falling in a hard-fought game with No. 3 seed Missouri State in the semifinals. Indiana State also set program records in Moren’s first season for wins under a first-year head coach (16), for assists in the game (31 vs. USC Upstate on Dec. 12) and for free-throw attempts in a game (52 vs. Southern Illinois on Feb. 25).

 

Moren has coached two players to continue their playing careers professionally overseas. Guard Brittany Schoen (2008-12) went on to play for KFI basketball team located in Iceland. Schoen starred at Indiana State, finishing second in Missouri Valley Conference history in three-pointers made (276), while breaking the record for attempts (823). Deja Mattox also played after college overseas in the Luxembourg’s Diekirich League with the club Amicale. Mattox set the school record for three pointers in a game with seven treys against Missouri State on Jan. 27, 2012. She finished that game with a career high 31 points.

 

Moren, a Seymour, Ind., native, came to ISU in 2010 after serving for three seasons as the associate head coach at Georgia Tech, where the Yellow Jackets had made three NCAA Tournament appearances and enjoyed three consecutive 20-win seasons.

 

Previously, Moren served as the 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.

 

Moren was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on April 26, 2014. Moren still holds high school records at Seymour High School in Seymour, Ind., just two hours south of Terre Haute. She previously earned a spot in the Hall of Fame in April 2012 as part of the Silver Anniversary Team.

 

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. She helped guide her team to a 1991 Big Ten Championship, and was a member of the program’s first NCAA tournament team. Purdue. She still remains among the program’s career leaders in assists (275) and steals (116).

 

Teri Moren Year-By-Year Results

Year

School

Position

Record

1992-93

Butler

Assistant Coach

23-8 (14-2 MCC)

1993-94

Butler

Assistant Coach

13-13 (6-6 MCC)

1994-95

Butler

Assistant Coach

21-6 (12-2 MCC)

1995-96

Butler

Assistant Coach

21-9 (13-3 MCC)

1996-97

Butler

Assistant Coach

17-11(13-1 MCC)

1997-98

Butler

Assistant Coach

25-6 (13-1 MCC)

1998-99

Northwestern

Assistant Coach

12-16 (5-11 Big Ten)

1999-00

Northwestern

Assistant Coach

7-21 (3-13 Big Ten)

2000-01

Indianapolis

Head Coach

14-13 (10-10 GLVC)

2001-02

Indianapolis

Head Coach

15-11 (11-9 GLVC)

2002-03

Indianapolis

Head Coach

29-3 (18-2 GLVC)

2003-04

Indianapolis

Head Coach

23-9 (14-6 GLVC)

2004-05

Indianapolis

Head Coach

22-10 (12-8 GLVC)

2005-06

Indianapolis

Head Coach

11-16 (6-13 GLVC)

2006-07

Indianapolis

Head Coach

16-11 (9-10 GLVC)

2007-08

Georgia Tech

Associate Head Coach

22-10 (7-7 ACC)

2008-09

Georgia Tech

Associate Head Coach

22-10 (8-6 ACC)

2009-10

Georgia Tech

Associate Head Coach

23-10 (8-6 ACC)

2010-11

Indiana State

Head Coach

16-16 (8-10 MVC)

2011-12

Indiana State

Head Coach

15-16 (9-9 MVC)

2012-13

Indiana State

Head Coach

18-13 (10-8 MVC)

2013-14

Indiana State

Head Coach

20-12 (14-4 MVC)

 

Head Coaching Record: 199-130 (69-57 at Indiana State)

Head Coaching Conference Record: 121-89 (41-31 at Indiana State)

Overall Record: 405-250



What they're saying about Coach Moren...

"Indiana State has just hired a winner that will represent the University, women's basketball program and the State of Indiana in 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."
MaChelle Joseph

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."
Tricia Cullop
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."
Lin Dunn
Head Coach, Indiana Fever

Moren's Head Coach at Purdue



"Congratulations to Indiana State University for choosing Teri Moren as their next head women's basketball coach. Teri is a winner. She is a dedicated and hard-working coach who will lead the Sycamore program with class. She has great knowledge of both the game and the state of Indiana which makes for a winning combination. Teri's family is a wonderful and supportive family and I can only imagine how thrilled they are to have her back home in Indiana. There is no doubt that Teri will produce a winning program at ISU and I wish her the very best."
Dr. Sue Willey
Director of Athletics, University of Indianapolis

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