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NC State turns to Chattanooga's Wes Moore to replace Kellie Harper as women's basketball coach

North Carolina State has hired Chattanooga's Wes Moore as its new women's basketball coach.

Senior associate athletic director Michael Lipitz said Friday that Moore would succeed Kellie Harper, who was fired after four seasons in which she reached the NCAA tournament only once.

Moore spent the past 15 seasons at Chattanooga, guiding the Lady Mocs to the NCAA tournament nine times in that span. This year's team tied a program record with 29 wins, including 19 straight with a run to the Southern Conference title before losing to Nebraska in the opening round of the NCAA's Norfolk Regional.

The 57-year-old coach has 558 career wins in 24 seasons going back to stops at Division II Francis Marion and Division III Maryville College, and led both programs to the NCAA tournament.