Hannah Moeller hired as MACU women’s basketball coach

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From MACU Sports
Levi Convirs, Sports Information Director

OKLAHOMA CITY — Mid-America Christian University has hired Hannah Moeller as the new head coach for the women’s basketball program.

Moeller takes over the program after a four-year tenure at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, now Randall University. During her time at Hillsdale, Moeller was named the 2016 NCCAA National Coach of the Year, won two national championships, was twice named Southwest Regional Coach of the Year, coached nine All-American players and touted a 105-28 coaching record.

“I am honored and extremely excited for the opportunity to become the head women’s basketball coach at MACU,” Moeller said. “It feels like a dream come true to return to the Sooner Athletic Conference, especially at an institution like Mid-America. In the last three to five years, I’ve seen tremendous growth not just in size and in buildings but in morale and in spirit. Those types of things breed enthusiasm and excitement. It’s such an opportunity to be a part of something that’s moving in a good direction.”

“The greatest opportunity of all, for me, is to be able to continue to use the game of basketball as a tool to reach more young women with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I am grateful to President Dr. John Fozard, Student Engagement and Success Vice President Jessica Rimmer and Assistant Athletic Director Zach Bice for their confidence in me. I look forward to many great days ahead for MACU women’s basketball.”

In her four seasons working with Hillsdale Free Will Baptist, Moeller accomplished the following:

  • 2016 NCCAA National Coach of the Year
  • 2016 NCCAA National Runner-Up
  • 2013, 2014 ACCA National Champions
  • 2015 ACCA National Runner-Up
  • 2013 and 2016 NCCAA Southwest Region Coach of the Year
  • 2016 season spent 14 weeks ranked No. 1 in the country

In addition, Moeller was responsible for the recruitment and development of the following student-athletes:

  • 2016 NCCAA/ACCA National Player of the Year
  • Five NCCAA All-Americans, three for repeating years
  • Nine ACCA All-Americans, five for repeating years
  • Three NCCAA Southwest Region Most Valuable Players
  • NineNCCAA All-Southwest Region players
  • 14 NCCAA/ACCA Scholar Athletes

Moeller served as the associate head coach at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist during the 2011-2012 and helped lead the Lady Saints to the 2012 ACCA National Championship. Moeller is no stranger to MACU; she served as the assistant women’s basketball coach during the 2010-2011 season for current Yale University assistant coach Roman Owen.

After signing to play basketball at the University of Louisiana-Monroe as a senior in high school, Moeller finished her playing career at Rogers State University where she was named the 2009 Rogers State University Female Student Athlete of the Year, a 2009 NAIA Academic All-American and the 2009 Distinguished Graduate of the Sports Management department.

Moeller holds an Associate of Arts from Southwestern Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Rogers State University. Her graduate work is in physical education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Hannah, her husband Marcus and their 10-month old son Owen reside in Oklahoma City and attend Frontline Church Downtown.

“We are looking forward to having Coach Moeller as a part of the athletic program at Mid-America Christian University,” said Rimmer. “When we hire a coach, we are looking for someone who can produce a high-quality student-athlete experience on and off the court. We believe Hannah Moeller is the right person to lead the competitive effort at MACU.”