Warwick High to dedicate a court to former basketball coach Ben Moore

His son Chris will coach a game after the opening ceremony on November 13.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A beloved and respected Newport News basketball coach will be honored this weekend.

This Saturday, November 13, the basketball court at Warwick High School will be dedicated to the late coach Ben Moore. Moore coached 28 seasons on the Peninsula, including 24 at Warwick.

In 2017, Moore died after speaking at the funeral of former Warwick High School star player Jonquay Byrd. Byrd was killed in a frontal crash involving a Newport News police assistant.

Moore was more than a coach. For many, he served as a mentor long after their time in the field.

Now his son Chris is following in his father’s footsteps, as a basketball coach for Thomas Nelson Community College. Warwick staff will allow TNCC to play a game against Bryant & Stratton at the new dedicated pitch on Saturday.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and dedication is at 1:45 p.m. The TNCC vs B&S game is at 2 p.m.

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