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Assistant #3: Rob Moxley

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It sounds like Mark Gottfried has found his third assistant coach. From The Wolfpacker:

Source: Rob Moxley will be NC State's third assistant. Moxley worked as an assistant at Middle Tennessee State last year.

Incoming recruit Tyler Lewis also mentioned the news this afternoon, offering his congrats to Moxley.

Moxley comes from Middle Tennessee State, and before that he spent a bunch of years at, you guessed it, UNC-Charlotte. There he worked with new NC State assistants Bobby Lutz and Orlando Early. You know, if there's ever a mutiny, I don't like Gottfried's odds. Anyway. From Moxley's MTSU bio:

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".

In my brief examination of Lutz's recruiting at Charlotte, I mentioned that he brought in a lot of junior college players. Sounds like Moxley had a lot to do with that, if he is as juco-friendly as that Basketball Times honor suggests. I wonder if he got a plaque for that.

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.

Welcome aboard, coach. I'll try to forgive you for the Greivis Vasquez thing.