Moton was named head coach at his Alma Mater before the 2009-10 season, and after two seasons as an independent, the Eagles joined the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as a full member in 2011. By 2014, Central claimed their first MEAC tournament championship and made the first of four NCAA tournament appearances. The Eagles also participated in the 2015 National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
Moton starred as an Eagle player under Greg Jackson from 1992 to 1996, scoring 1,714 points in four years and earning all-CIAA first-team honors in 1995 and 1996. After a brief career overseas, Moton began coaching local high school basketball in North Carolina before returning to lead NCCU.