Yolanda Moore
Personal information
Born (1974-07-01) July 1, 1974 (age 47)
Port Gibson, Mississippi
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolPort Gibson (Port Gibson, Mississippi)
CollegeOle Miss (1992–1996)
NBA draft1999 / Round: Expansion / Pick: 6th
Selected by the Orlando Miracle
Playing career1997–2001
Coaching career2007–present
Career history
As player:
1997–1998Houston Comets
1999Orlando Miracle
As coach:
2007–2008DeSoto Central HS (boys' asst.)
2011Heritage Academy
2013–2014LSU Eunice
2014–2016Southeastern Louisiana
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× WNBA champion (1997, 1998)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Yolanda Moore (born July 1, 1974) is a former American professional basketball player. She was the post game radio analyst for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2007.

College playing career

Moore played basketball at University of Mississippi and was a three-time All-Southeastern Conference post player. In 2010, she was inducted into Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame. She graduated from Mississippi in 1997 with a bachelor's degree with a double major in English and radio and television.[1][2]

Pro playing career

Moore spent three years in the WNBA, a total of 66 games and 740 minutes of playing time. In 1997 and 1998 she won a WNBA Championship with the Houston Comets. In 1999 she played for the Orlando Miracle.[3]

Coaching career

Moore became assistant boys' basketball coach and honors English teacher at DeSoto Central High School in Southaven, Mississippi near Memphis, Tennessee in 2007.[4] In 2011, she was girls' basketball coach at Heritage Academy in Columbus, Mississippi before being fired in December.[5]

Louisiana State University at Eunice

Moore led the Lady Bengals to a 26-3 overall record. The team ranked sixth nationally in scoring defense.[6]

Southeastern Louisiana University

In April 2014 Moore became the fifth head women's basketball coach for Southeastern Louisiana University. She continued in that role for two seasons, in which she had an 11–47 record.[7]

Personal life

Moore has four children; she had her first child while attending the University of Mississippi.[2][1] In addition to her undergraduate degree at Mississippi, Moore has a master's degree in workforce educational leadership from Alcorn State University and later enrolled at Mississippi State University to pursue a Ph.D. in instructional systems and workforce development.[1]

Head coaching record

Junior college

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
LSU Eunice Bengals (MISS-LOU Junior College Conference) (2013–2014)
2013–14 LSU Eunice 26–4 7–2 1st NJCAA Regional[8]
Total: 26–4

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southeastern Louisiana Lions (Southland Conference) (2014–2016)
2014–15 Southeastern Louisiana 7–22 3–15 12th
2015–16 Southeastern Louisiana 4–25 3–15 T–12th
Southeastern Louisiana: 11–47 6–30
Total: 11–47


  1. ^ a b c "Yolanda Moore". LSU Eunice. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Robb, Sharon (April 23, 2000). "Moore Defied Odds To Win WNBA Spot". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Yolanda Moore". WNBA. Archived from the original on October 3, 2000. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Caldwell, Ron (October 8, 2007). "WNBA champion sets up roots in DeSoto County". DeSoto Times-Tribune. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  5. ^ Minchino, Adam (December 8, 2011). "Moore out as Heritage Academy coach". The Dispatch. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  6. ^ admin (2015-06-21). "Where are the Lady Rebels Now: Yolanda Moore - HottyToddy.com". HottyToddy.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  7. ^ "Southeastern Begins Search for New Head Women's Basketball Coach". Southeastern Louisiana University. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  8. ^ http://www.lsuebengals.net/schedule.aspx?schedule=40&path=wbball