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Head coach Teri Moren is in her fourth year at the helm of the Indiana State women’s basketball program in 2013-14. She’s coming off one of her most successful seasons in her career as she led the Sycamores to a fourth place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference and a WNIT postseason bid. For her career, Moren holds a 179-118 record over 10 seasons and a 49-45 record in three seasons at ISU.
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.
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, the longest in Moren’s career with the Sycamores.
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 #10 Southern Illinois and #2 Illinois State before falling in a hard-fought game with #3 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 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. Her Purdue squad also earned the 1991 Big Ten Championship in Moren's junior season.
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."
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
"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