Class of 2000

Charles Moir

Winning was the name of Charles Moir’s game, and he did it often in his career as a college athlete and coach.
 
A native of Francisco, North Carolina, Moir attended Appalachian State University where he was a star in basketball and baseball.  He spent three years in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization before medical problems ended his professional career.  Moir then turned to coaching basketball and it did not take long for the victories to mount.  Coaching at high schools in Stuart, Virginia and North Carolina, he posted an 11-year record of 224 wins and only 42 losses.  Four times he coached high school teams to state championships.
 
Moir spent the next 19 years as a head coach in the college ranks, amassing 392 wins and 196 losses.  He built a tremendous reputation as a coach at Roanoke College, Tulane University, and Virginia Tech.  His Roanoke teams swept 133 games and lost just 44 in a six-year period.  In 1972. Roanoke, under Moir, captured the NCAA College Division Championship and both The Associated Press and The National Association of Basketball Coaches named him as National College Division Coach of the Year.  Moir coached at Tulane University for three years and obtained a record of 46-33 before returning to Virginia.
 
Moir began coaching at Virginia Tech in 1976 and in his 11 years he led four teams to the NCAA playoffs and four to the NIT while only having one losing season.  His 1979 team won the Metro Conference championship with a 22-9 mark. Moir guided the 1982-83 team, one of the youngest in school history, to 23 wins, the most ever recorded by a Hokie club.  In 1983-84, Moir’s team went 22-13 and advanced to the semifinals of the NIT before bowing to eventual champion Michigan.   Virginia Tech then posted records of 20-9 and 22-9 the next two years and went to two consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
 
During Moir’s coaching tenure at Virginia Tech, his teams consistently ranked among the Top 25 teams in the nation and defeated top 10 teams like Louisville, Memphis State, NC State, Wake Forest and Virginia.

 
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