Steve Moore to be hired as head basketball coach at Paramount High School

Former Harvard-Westlake assistant boys’ basketball coach Steve Moore will be Paramount High School’s new boys’ basketball coach, he told SBLive on Friday.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity,” Moore said.

Moore will officially be hired by Paramount Unified School District once the District’s human resources department returns to their office in person to complete Moore’s background check paper work.

“He’s definitely going to be our coach,” Paramount Athletic Director Alex Acosta said.

In May of 2019, Moore was nearly hired as Fairfax’s head boys’ basketball coach, but ran into an issue with Los Angeles Unified School District surrounding his background check. Eventually, Moore was cleared by LAUSD in August, but at that time, Fairfax was in the process of hiring Reggie Morris and Moore ultimately didn’t get the job.

“That hit me like a ton of bricks,” Moore said. “But now Paramount is the spot for me and I’m going to make the most of it.”

Moore played at Dominguez High School and remembers playing Paramount.

“Getting that rivalry going again will be fun,” Moore said.

Paramount went 1-23 a year ago and 0-10 in the San Gabriel Valley League.

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