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.
Update on Coach Howard Moore! pic.twitter.com/YwSMJfyQlK— Alvin Brooks III (@Coach_AB3) June 8, 2019
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.
Below is a statement provided to the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department from the family of assistant men’s basketball coach Howard Moore. pic.twitter.com/YPOC9SsYOG— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 3, 2019
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.