By Mark Jurgena
Monday night Collinsville High named Colin Moore the new varsity girls basketball coach replacing Lori Billy who resigned after 10 seasons at the helm.
“I’m excited. It’s nice to know that some hard work and dedication paid off and I got an opportunity to do something that I’ve always wanted to do. Collinsville’s been great, working with coach Billy’s been great. Like I’ve told everybody, she gave me a lot of opportunities to just learn about the program and what it means to be a head coach,” Moore said.
He began his basketball coaching journey as an assistant at Belleville West before landing a teaching job at Collinsville High. Since then he has coached at both the freshman and JV levels for the Kahoks.
Moore will also continue his duties as the boys golf coach at CHS.
A graduate of Belleville East and SIUE with a masters degree from Greenville University, Moore has an extensive career in athletics. He played basketball, baseball and soccer for the Lancers while also kicking for the football team.
He chose the baseball route after high school playing at Southwestern Illinois College before moving on to Missouri-Rolla to play.
There will be a more extensive article on Moore’s thoughts heading into the 2020-2021 season in next week’s print edition of the Times-Tribune.