Former Roanoke College coach named new head coach for North Cross varsity boys basketball team

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The varsity boys basketball team at North Cross School in Roanoke will be welcoming a new head coach for the 2021-2022 season.

The school announced on Wednesday, May 5 that Page Moir will replace Shannon Taylor, who is stepping down after a successful four-year tenure with the Raiders basketball program.

From 1989 to 2016, Moir served as the men’s basketball coach at Roanoke College, “where he was the winningest coach in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and Roanoke College history,” according to North Cross School.

Before his time as Roanoke College’s head basketball coach, school officials say Moir — who has 33 years of coaching experience — was an assistant basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati, Roanoke College, and Virginia Tech.

In addition, Moir was reportedly on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Basketball Coaches from 2003 to 2017, served as its president in 2015, and was named the NCAA All-South Regional Coach of the Year in 2016.

“At heart, I will have always been a coach and am very excited to return to competition,” said Moir. “I have greatly missed the interaction and development of players on the court and in an educational setting. The prestige of North Cross, and their commitment to doing athletics the right way, makes this particular coaching opportunity very special and one that I am ready to take on!”

“We are thrilled that Page Moir will become our new Varsity Boys Basketball Coach,” said North Cross Athletic Director, Blair Trail. “Page has an outstanding background and is a perfect fit for North Cross School and our basketball program. His philosophy on how to build a strong basketball program aligns closely with the mission of our athletic department.”

According to North Cross School, Moir has also been successful in fundraising for various athletic projects over the years, including helping Roanoke College secure $1.7 million for their new Cregger Center.

“Page is a true professional and is known for the long-lasting relationships that he builds with each of his players and within the community,” said Trail. “He will have the time, the energy and the connections to build a basketball program here at North Cross for years to come.”

Moir has a B.S. in Education from Virginia Tech with a focus in Marketing Education, as well as a M.S. from Virginia Tech with a focus in Athletic Administration.

“I am very pleased to welcome Page to North Cross and feel that his experience at a liberal arts college will transfer easily to our close knit community. He is a competitor and does not like to lose but I also believe he understands his role in developing our students for success at the next level,” said Christian Proctor, North Cross Head of School.

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