Thursday, August 21, 2008

New book profiles ASU coach Jerry Moore

Appalachian State's football program has those three national titles.

Now it has a book about its veteran coach.

"King of the Mountain: The Jerry Moore Story," written by Dick Brown of Winston-Salem, started out to be a book about the program, but evolved into primarily a story about Moore, the longtime Mountaineers' coach who has more Southern Conference victories than anyone.

Brown is publishing the book himself through John F. Blair Publishing in Winston-Salem.

Brown started the book in 2005, just before the Mountaineers won their first national crown.

"I was in the right place at the right time," he told the Winston-Salem Journal.

The book offers considerable insight into Moore. For instance, he was adopted and didn't learn of it until he was 21. And he was once in a small plane forced by a storm to land on a two-lane road at night. The safe touch-down reinforced his religious faith.

Brown will sign copies of his book on Sept. 6, before the Mountaineers' first home game, in the ASU bookstore (828-262-3070 for further information) and at Kidd Brewer Stadium later in the day.

You can e-mail brown at

- Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

I never new app had a football team, you might want to write about them a little more.

Give'em Hell Mountaineers said...

Don't be a hater... when your team has the success that App has experienced the past 3 years, they'll give your team some love. For now, unless you're Wake or Clemson, you don't have much room to talk.

Anonymous said...

Ah the Red Sox syndrome a few years of success breeds some of the most obnixious fans around.