In heartbreaking news, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore was involved in a multiple vehicle crash this morning in Michigan that included three fatalities, two of them members of Moore’s family.
Moore’s daughter Jaidyn died on the scene and his wife Jennifer died later at the hospital, according to reports. Moore was seriously injured, while his son Jerell escaped with minor injuries.
According to a story on MLive.com, a 23-year old driver going the wrong way on a highway northeast of Ann Arbor caused the accident at 2:04 a.m. The female driver of the wrong-way vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Moore was an assistant coach with the Badgers under Bo Ryan from 2005-09 before being hired as head coach at Illinois-Chicago. Moore was hired by Greg Gard in December 2015, his second stint as an assistant coach at his alma mater. He played at UW from 1990-95, appearing in 47 games.
Moore was a member of UW’s 1993-94 team that helped the Badgers return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1947. A native of Chicago, Moore graduated from UW with a Bachelor’s Degree in African-American Studies in 1995.