Two assistant UCONN men’s basketball coaches have been asked to resign in light of recruiting violations involving Nate Miles. Quinnipiac fans, if this story sounds familiar, that’s because then UCONN assistant-Tom Moore was involved in possibly breaking the texting rules.
Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore, who was a UConn assistant during the recruitment of Miles, distanced himself from the case Thursday night. Moore was mentioned in the original report as introducing Nochimson and Miles. But Moore was exonerated in UConn’s notice of allegations, according to his Kansas City-based attorney Scott Tompsett. Moore referred all questions to Tompsett Thursday night.
“He has not been named in any allegation,” said Tompsett, who added he has represented more coaches than any other attorney in NCAA investigations the past 20 years. Tompsett also represented former Indiana assistant Rob Senderoff in a phone violation case when Senderoff was an assistant under Kelvin Sampson at Indiana. Senderoff is an assistant at Kent State.
“[Moore] cooperated fully and not named,” Tompsett said. “I can’t go into the details of the investigation but he cooperated fully and did everything asked of him.”
Tompsett said the matter is closed for Moore.
That certainly is good news for a man that is probably going to have a team in the NCAA tournament next year and is also believed to be Jim Calhoun’s chosen successor.