CONWAY, SC (NEWS RELEASE) — Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis announced Friday that Benny Moss has accepted an offer to become the newest assistant coach on his staff.
“I am excited to have an assistant coach with as much experience as Benny has,” Ellis said. “He was a hard-nosed player and coach, which will be beneficial to our program.”
Moss most recently served as the head basketball coach at UNC Wilmington from 2006-2010.
Before being named the head coach at Wilmington, Moss served six seasons as the top assistant for Bobby Lutz and UNC Charlotte, where the 49ers compiled a 114-69 record during his stay.
During his six years at Charlotte, the 49ers won two league titles, posted three 20-win seasons and advanced to four NCAA Tournaments.
Moss lettered two years at UNCC under head coach Jeff Mullins before transferring to Pfeiffer, where he played and later coached under Lutz. He was named to the 1990 Sun Belt Conference All-Freshman Team at UNCC, earned Academic All-American honors and was voted to the 1993 Carolinas Conference All-Tournament Team at Pfeiffer.
Moss served as an assistant coach at Pfeiffer for three seasons as the Falcons went 71-22. Pfeiffer won a pair of conference titles, advanced to two NAIA National Tournaments that included a runner-up finish in 1995
Moss earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Charlotte in 1992 and completed his MBA at Pfeiffer in 1994.
He and his wife, Dee Dee, have a son, Duane (13), and a daughter, Courtney (9).