Michael D. Moore was appointed as the Albany State interim head men's basketball coach on November 11, 2014.
An Albany State alum, Moore served as the head men’s basketball coach at Fort Valley State University from 1993-2004. During his tenure, he led the Wildcats to 1998 SIAC tournament championship and a first round appearance in the NCAA Division II national tournament. FVSU also garnered runner-up finishes during the 2000 and 2001 SIAC tournaments.
“I am serving at the pleasure of ASU president Dr. Arthur Dunning, the athletics administration, the student-athletes, making sure they graduate and win games, the alumni and this great institution that has given me so much,” Moore said. “I am willing to be a servant and do whatever needs to be done to make sure this venture is a great success.
Moore was named the Georgia NCAA Division II Coach of the Year, the SIAC Coach of the Year and the SIAC Coach of the Tournament during the 1997-1998 season. Before heading to Fort Valley State, Moore was the top assistant at Georgia Southwestern University. He was a part of two NAIA GIAC championship teams and a member of a staff that led a 1989-1990 team (the first Georgia team to win 30 games in a regular season) a 31-2 record.
Moore received his Bachelor of Science degree from Albany State College in 1984. He finished his Master’s degree in Health & Physical Education in 1988.
Moore is married to Darlene Moore, a former Albany State track and field star who is a member of the ASU Sports Hall of Fame and the current head women's cross country/track & field coach at Florida A&M University.
Lamar Karim (pronounced Ka-Reem) joined the Albany State University men’s basketball staff staff on August 1, 2017.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Karim spent time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Campbell High School. At Campbell Karim was an All-Region Player, Player of the week, and led his team to the State 5AAAAA Final Four.
Lamar played collegiately at Georgia College & State University from 2001-2003 and Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) from 2003-2005. In two seasons at SPSU, Karim was a starting combo guard for the Runnin’ Hornets; he finished his career with a 56-12 record, 2 Conference Championships, 2 NAIA National Tournament appearances and one Sweet 16. He also earned All-Conference Awards and an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.
Karim graduated with a graduating GPA of 3.5. and earned an Associates in Sports Management and Bachelors in Management.
He spent nine-year years (2006-2015 in various European leagues in Iceland, Switzerland, France as well as the Ukraine, Cyprus Turkey, the Republic of Georgia and China.
Karim enter the coaching ranks for the nationally ranked Chattahoochee Technical College Eagles. In his two years as assistant coach, Karim helped CTC ranks as high as 11th in the nation during the 2015-2016 season. On the AAU circuit, he was a Coach for an elite Australian organization. As an assistant Karim finished in the final four of the Adidas Invitational and Summer Jam in 2016 and the following summer he won 2 championships as Head Coach, NY2LA and Summer Jam.
Karim, resides in Marietta Georgia with his wife, Shineka, and their daughter, Aniyah.