The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 15, 2013

Marcus Moeller promoted to head coach at Mid-America Christian

From staff reports

— Marcus Moeller was promoted to women’s basketball head coach at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City on Friday.

He succeeds Roman Owen, who resigned recently to take the film coordinator position at the University of Oklahoma.

Moeller has been an assistant coach at MACU the past two years, and he was an assistant to the athletics director last year.

“I am very humbled and honored to have been chosen to take over the reins of the women’s basketball program at Mid-America Christian University,” Moeller said in a press release. “I would like to thank President Dr. John Fozard, chief administration officer Mr. Owen Sevier and athletics director Mr. Craig Ruiz for the support and strong vote of confidence they have extended. I also want to thank my fiancee, Hanna Owen, for her overwhelming support.”

“I am so excited to move Marcus into the head women’s basketball coaching position,” Ruiz said. “We are certainly blessed to have him in this role. His recruiting and coaching skills for this region and nationally give MACU an edge on the competition. I am looking forward to watching what Marcus will do with the program. His vision, expertise and spiritual leadership make this an easy transition.”

Moeller played basketball in Joplin at College Heights Christian School and Ozark Christian College. Before going to MACU, he spent two seasons as a women’s basketball assistant at Missouri Southern.

“MACU just hired not only one of the most promising coaches in the country but also one fine man,” Missouri Southern head coach Maryann Mitts said. “I have known Marcus since he was 14 years old and have had the privilege to watch him grow up in the coaching profession. His work ethic is unmatched, and his passion for the game of basketball and Christ is honorable. He epitomizes the values of what coaching should represent — preparing student-athletes for the world through the game of basketball. Marcus Moeller is a winner.”

“I have been blessed to work with two great head coaches the past five years in Maryann Mitts and Roman Owen,” Moeller said. “The experience that I gained working under their guidance and tutoring has been invaluable in my growth, both as a coach and as a person. I am undoubtedly a product of the massive number of people who have invested in my personal and professional life and am exponentially grateful for their support and mentoring.”