| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 2 |
Alma Mater: Morris Harvey 
Hometown: Charleston, WV
Date Born: June 29, 1926
Date Died: December 18, 2016
Overall Record: 57-68 [5 Seasons]
|12/7/1970||Kentucky at West Virginia||W||106 - 100||-|
|12/1/1969||West Virginia at Kentucky||W||106 - 87||-|
Obituary - University of Charleston (December 22, 2016)
Hall of Famer, Sonny Moran, Passes Away at 90
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Sonny Moran, a member of the 1985 Golden Eagle Hall of Fame class, has died at age 90.
Moran, a Charleston native, began his playing career at Morris Harvey College in 1946 under legendary coach, Eddie King. He was a four-year starter for the Golden Eagles, finishing his career in 1950 with 1,239 points. Moran played alongside arguably the best player in Golden Eagle basketball history, George King, during his stint with Morris Harvey. As a player, his teams compiled a 62-41 record and won the 1948-49 WVIAC regular season title.
Moran returned to his alma mater in 1957 as the head coach of Golden Eagle basketball where he led Morris Harvey to NAIA prominence. He was at the helm for eight seasons, 1957-65, compiling a record of 147-76 before leaving for WVU to become an assistant. In 1962, his Golden Eagle team went 27-6 winning the WVIAC championship and advanced to the NAIA Sweet 16. Moran was named the West Virginia College Coach of the Year following that historic season. He coached some great players while at MHC including two NAIA All-Americans and Golden Eagle Hall of Famers, Dick O'Neal and Jerry Moore.
Moran was a WVU assistant before being promoted to head coach when Bucky Waters left for Duke in 1969. Moran produced a 57-68 record as the Mountaineers struggled through a stretch as an independent after leaving the Southern Conference.
After West Virginia, Moran served as athletics director at Morehead State from 1974-87 before serving six years as commissioner of the Division II Gulf South Conference.
Moran had resided in Gulf Shores for more than two decades since retiring and remained a great supporter of University of Charleston.
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