Utah Valley head coach Mark Madsen has announced that Ken Moses has joined the men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.
“Ken Moses is a tremendous individual who has brought a winning mentality to every team he has been a part of,” said Madsen. “In particular, Montana State just completed one of their best seasons in school history under head coach Danny Sprinkle and Ken was a key contributor to the team’s success. Ken has a deep and expansive knowledge of basketball and possesses all the qualities of a future head coach. He is a tireless recruiter who easily builds strong relationships with young men of all backgrounds. Ken is a leader of men who will be an integral part of the Utah Valley University family. I am excited to welcome Ken to Orem Utah and the family environment here in the valley.”
Moses joins the Utah Valley staff after working two seasons (2020-22) as an assistant coach at Montana State. This past season (2021-22), Moses helped the Bobcats to a 27-8 record, a Big Sky Conference regular season championship, a Big Sky Tournament title, and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
It marked just the second time in MSU history and the first time in 26 years that the program had won both a Big Sky regular season championship and a tournament title. The year prior, MSU’s 13-10 overall record in 2020-21 was its best by winning percentage in 20 years.
Moses spent the 2019-20 season at Southern Illinois as the Salukis’ Director of Operations. In his lone season on staff at SIU, Moses helped the Salukis turn into one of the nation’s best underdog stories. SIU, which was picked last in the MVC preseason poll, won 16 games and 10 conference games – the best-ever for a team picked last in its preseason poll.
Prior to SIU, Moses worked two years at NJCAA Division I Missouri State University West Plains (2017-19). The Grizzlies were 45-21 during his two seasons and won the 2018 Region XVI Championship. He coached two All-Americans at West Plains. Six players earned All-Region recognition – including one Region Player of the Year – and the Grizzlies won 68 percent of their games.
Moses served a combined four years as a graduate assistant and assistant coach at NCAA Division II Nebraska-Kearney (2013-17). Moses coached one All-American, six all-conference players and one player of the year with the Lopes as the program went 74-44 in his tenure.
A native of Honolulu, Moses began his coaching career as an assistant for three seasons at his alma mater, Colorado State University Pueblo (2010-13). He was a four-year letter winner at CSU Pueblo and a team captain during the 2009-10 season.