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NABC Board of Directors Adds Three New Members

NABC Board of Directors Adds Three New Members

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pat Estepp of Cedarville University, Mike McGrath of the University of Chicago and John Moore of Westmont College have accepted invitations to join the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors.


The appointments are effective immediately.


Estepp, who serves as a NABC Division II congressman, fills a position for the division following Lennie Acuff ‘s recent move from Division II Alabama Huntsville to Division I Lipscomb University. Acuff will remain on the board of directors as a Division I representative and is the NABC’s third vice president.


Estepp has guided the Yellow Jackets since 2008 with six 20-win seasons and five national tournament appearances. He led Cedarville’s transition to NCAA Division II as a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference after years in the NAIA’s American Mideast Conference.  The program also holds membership in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).  In 11 seasons at Cedarville, his first head coaching position in the collegiate ranks, Estepp’s teams have an overall won-lost record of 202-135.


About to begin his 21st season as head coach at the University of Chicago, McGrath is the school’s all-time leader in wins with a 298-209 overall record.  The three-time University Athletic Association (UAA) coach of the year has led the Maroons to NCAA Division III berths in the Elite Eight and Sweet 16, with four UAA championships.


McGrath has been active with NABC committees in Division III, including the annual Reese’s College All-Star game, and is currently a member of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee. He joins the board of directors replacing 2018-19 NABC President Charlie Brock of Springfield College.


Just the second coach to represent the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) on the NABC board, Moore takes over for Bob Burchard, former Columbia College head coach and director of athletics who retired in the spring.  The veteran coach has had an outstanding career with an overall won-lost record of 611-347 in 31 seasons.  Following five seasons at Fresno Pacific, Moore has led Westmont College for 26 seasons with 13 NAIA national tournament appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2015.


Moore serves on the NAIA Men’s Basketball Ratings Oversight Committee, has coached junior national teams for the countries of Bangladesh and Sudan, and has been active with USA Basketball.