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Howard Moore, Wisconsin coach, released from hospital weeks after auto accident – Chicago Sun-Times

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Howard Moore, former UIC basketball coach and Taft High School star, was released from the hospital over the weekend after making progress in his recovery from an auto accident in which he lost his wife and daughter.

Baylor assistant coach Alvin Brooks III provided the update on Moore, who now works as an assistant coach at Wisconsin, and the Journal-Sentinel confirmed that he’s been released from University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.


Moore, 49, lost his wife and daughter in a car accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on May 25 when their vehicle collided head-on with a vehicle going in the wrong direction. He survived along with his son, Jerell, who was also taken to the hospital before being released on May 28.

The wrong-way driver, identified as 23-year-old Samantha Winchester of Ann Arbor, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier this month, Wisconsin basketball released a statement from Moore and his family requesting that people make donations to The Moore Foundation, a non-for-profit that helps youth in Chicago and Madison.

Moore has been a staple in Midwest college basketball since graduating from Wisconsin in 1995. He served as an assistant coach at University of Chicago, Bradley, Ball State and Loyola before landing his first job with the Badgers. From 2010-15, he led UIC’s basketball program before returning to Madison that year.

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