Darcie Moore, right, has left her post as the Goose Creek Memorial head girls basketball coach for the same position at Magnolia West.

Leaves Lady Patriots for same position at Magnolia West

Goose Creek Memorial is in the market for a new girls basketball coach. Friday morning.

Darcie Moore told her team she was accepting the head coaching job at Magnolia West. Moore spent three years as the head coach at GCM, leading the team to two playoff appearances. The Lady Patriots advanced to the area round in Class 6A two seasons ago and duplicated the effort this season in 5A after claiming a co-district championship. She was named the District 22-5A Coach of the Year following the season. 

“Darcie did a great job at Goose Creek Memorial and we wish her the best,” Goose Creek CISD athletic director Bernie Mulvaney said. “She is a bright young coach with a great future. We appreciate the job she did.”

Moore was an assistant coach at Montgomery prior to becoming the second girls head coach in GCM history. She spent 10 years at Montgomery. The Lady Patriots developed a reputation for toughness and defense under Moore. 

She will take over a program that was rebuilt under Sarah Simmons. Simmons took the program over in 2014 and turned it into one of the best in Class 5A Region III. The team had a breakthrough two seasons ago, advancing to the regional quarterfinals. This year, Magnolia West posted a 27-8 record and advanced to the Regional Semifinals, dropping a 37-27 decision to Fort Bend Hightower. 

Simmons accepted a position on the Montgomery Lake Creek staff. 

“I want to thank my team and administration for supporting me,” Moore said. “These kids will always have a special place in my heart. This is the first place I was a head coach and I wish them the most success and I will never forget them and they know what.”

Moore also thanked her coaching staff for their support and hard work.

“They were some of the best people to work with and a class act,” she said. “They taught me a lost along the way. I will miss them dearly and with them the best.”

Mulvaney said the district would discuss the opening internally and begin the process of filling the vacancy.

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