The Eckerd Athletics Department welcomes a new member to its team as Chakiris Moss joins Bryan Galuski‘s staff as the assistant men’s basketball coach.
Moss, a native of Savannah, Georgia, brings a strong coaching resume after spending the last two seasons at Virginia Tech as a graduate assistant coach. In his first season with the Hokies, Moss was a part of one of the best seasons in program history as Virginia Tech made it to the Sweet 16 and finished fifth in the ACC standings in 2018-19.
Prior to his two seasons with Virginia Tech, Moss served as the head assistant coach at Louisburg College (NJCAA) in North Carolina. During his time at Louisburg, Moss helped lead the team to a 29-6 (18-2) record, including winning the Region X Regular Season and Conference Tournament Championship. The team received the No. 3 seed in the National Tournament and finished the season ranked within the top-5 in the NJCAA Poll.
Moss coached alongside Galuski as an assistant Coach at Greensboro (N. C.) College from 2013-2017. While working at his alma mater, Moss was responsible for recruiting, coordinating strength and conditioning workouts, player development, scouting opponents, and basketball operations duties.
Moss was a four-year starter as a Point Guard at Greensboro. He received numerous honors, including USA South Rookie of the Year in 2009-10, three-time USA South Defensive Player of the Year from 2010-13, All-Conference, and he ranks third in wins, second in assists and second in total minutes in program history.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to welcome Chakiris to the Eckerd basketball family,” said Galuski. “I have been fortunate enough to watch Chakiris grow from being a student-athlete to an excellent collegiate coach. His passion, grind, and love to compete goes unmatched.”
“Chakiris is an outstanding person with an amazing talent to relate, impact, and communicate to student-athletes. His positive presence and teammate mentality will be felt within our department and across our campus,” Galuski added. “Chakiris is a winner, and I am elated to call him a Triton.”
“I am beyond excited to be back alongside Coach Galuski. As a former player and assistant coach of his, we were able to accomplish some great things at Greensboro College, and to have the opportunity to bring that same chemistry to Eckerd is amazing,” said Moss. “Eckerd basketball has a rich history, and I will provide consistent enthusiasm and energy every day to uphold that tradition. Most importantly, I look forward to being a mentor to these young men on and off the court to ensure the program’s core values.”
“I’d like to thank Coach Galuski for this opportunity. I also want to thank Director of Athletics and former longtime Eckerd basketball Head Coach, Thomas Ryan, for the opportunity to be apart of the Triton Family, and I look forward to getting to work,” added Moss.
Moss also played three semi-pro seasons with the Greensboro Cobras from 2013-2016.
He graduated from Greensboro College in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in English and Communication. He replaces Marcus “Chief” Bryant, who was named the head coach at Keiser (Fla.) University last month.