The Chanticleers prevailed 76-61 to claim their first conference title since 1991.
Men's Basketball Home Opener vs. Akron (Nov. 9, 2012)
Benny Moss is in his fourth season on Cliff Ellis' staff at Coastal Carolina University. He was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach following the successful 2013-14 campaign.
The 2013-14 season proved to be CCU's breakthrough season as the Chanticleers advanced to their third NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 1993. The Chants ended the regular season with an 18-12 overall record and an 11-5 mark in Big South Conference play. Coastal captured its first Big South Conference South Division Championship and then went on to win three-straight games in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championships to earn its third Big South Tournament Championship and first since 1991.
Moss guided Warren Gillis to second team All-Big South Conference honors while Elijah Wilson was given an Honorable Mention. Wilson also was named to the Big South Conference All-Freshman team. Gillis went on to earn Tournament MVP honors while Josh Cameron was named to the All-Tournament team.
During the 2012-13 season, Moss helped guide senior Anthony Raffa to first team All-Conference recognition. Raffa went on to play professionally in Europe following his senior season.
In Moss' first season with Coastal the Chanticleers made their first trip to the CollegeInsider.com Post Season Tournament. The Chants compiled a 19-12 record including a 12-6 mark in Big South Conference play. Two Chants were named second Team All-Conference while one went on to be named second team All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Prior to Coastal, Moss served as the head basketball coach at UNC Wilmington from 2006-2010. After a 7-22 campaign in his first season in 2006-07, Moss engineered one of the biggest turnarounds in the NCAA when the Seahawks went 20-13 in his second year at the helm in 2007-08. During his stint at UNC Wilmington he finished with an overall record of 41-74.
Before being named the head coach at Wilmington, Moss served six seasons as the top assistant for Bobby Lutz at UNC Charlotte, where the 49ers compiled a 114-69 record during his stay.
During his six years at Charlotte, the 49ers won two league titles, posted three 20-win seasons and advanced to four NCAA Tournaments.
Moss lettered two years at UNCC under head coach Jeff Mullins before transferring to Pfeiffer, where he played and later coached under Lutz. He was named to the 1990 Sun Belt Conference All-Freshman Team at UNCC, earned Academic All-American honors and was voted to the 1993 Carolinas Conference All-Tournament Team at Pfeiffer.
Moss served as an assistant coach at Pfeiffer for three seasons as the Falcons went 71-22. Pfeiffer won a pair of conference titles, advanced to two NAIA National Tournaments that included a runner-up finish in 1995.
Moss earned his Bachelor's Degree in business administration from Charlotte in 1992 and completed his M.B.A at Pfeiffer in 1994.
He and his wife, Dee Dee, have a son, Duane, and a daughter, Courtney.