Howard is a UW graduate who played 47 games as a hard-nosed forward between 1990-95, including 21 games as a senior. In addition to helping the Badgers earn back-to-back NIT berths in ’91 and ’92, he also helped to get the team back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1947.
Howard then served as an assistant coach under Bo Ryan from 2005 – 2010 before leaving to become the head coach at University of Illinois - Chicago. He returned for a second stint as assistant coach under coach Greg Gard in 2015 – a position he fiercely held until 2019, when unimaginable tragedy struck.
On his way to visit family on May 24, 2019, the Moore family was hit head-on by a drunk driver outside Ann Arbor, MI. His wife, Jennifer, and nine-year-old daughter, Jaidyn, were killed. While his 12-year-old son, Jerrell, sustained minor injuries, Howard received serious burns.
While recovering in Madison, Howard suffered a heart attack that left him seriously disabled. Nearly four years later, he’s still battling with his condition, as well as the astronomical costs of ongoing medical and rehabilitation expenses.