Sept. 4, 2012
-- Oaks Christian School is taking its basketball program to the next level with the hiring of former Indiana University basketball star and pro player A.J. Moye who will assume the position of head basketball coach. Last season, Coach Moye distinguished himself while serving as the OCS assistant head basketball coach. His experience at Oaks Christian School and his familiarity with the players will allow him to advance the OC basketball program to even greater success.
Moye brings with him more than a decade of experience at the college and pro level. In 2004, he was named one of the top 15 players in the Big Ten Conference. He went on to lead on European pro teams in Finland, Iceland, and Germany where he received MVP and All-Star honors. Moye’s current role as the director of player development for Rival Sports Group has given him training expertise, working with highly skilled athletes. He has prepared top college players for the NBA draft. In 2012, he was responsible for court workouts for Marcus and Markieff Morris, Jrue and Justin Holiday, Tyler Honeycutt, and the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Thomas Robinson. In his high school career, Moye attended Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia where as a senior he was named the USA Today State Player of the Year (2000), was voted Georgia's Boys Basketball Player of Year, and named the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year. That same year, he was recruited by Coach Bobby Knight to play for Indiana University.
Moye is a coach who inspires athletes with his passion for the game and his strong Christian values. His professional and personal philosophy is well suited to the faith-based mission of Oaks Christian School. “Coach Moye performed at a high level for Oaks Christian as a varsity assistant last year,” said OCS Athletic Director Jan Hethcock. “He brings to the program excellent basketball knowledge and experience coupled with mature Christian faith. He has played at all levels and understands the importance of academics first. We look forward to Coach Moye taking Oaks Christian School to the next level in basketball”