Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Appalachian's Moore Is Honored

Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore didn't win his football division's national title this season for the first time in the past four years, but he still has some new hardware for his mantle.

Moore has been named to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2009, the organization said today. Moore is joined in the group of six inductees by North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, former NC State football standout and North Carolina A&T director of athletics Willie Burden, former East Carolina, Wake Forest and South Carolina basketball head coach Dave Odom, Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford and professional golfer Roger Watson will be inducted on May 14 in Raleigh.

The winningest football coach in ASU and Southern Conference history, Moore is 178-73 in 20 seasons at Appalachian and 205-121-2 in 27 years as a head coach, which includes stays at North Texas (1979-80) and Texas Tech (1981-85). He is one of four active NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision head coaches with 200 career victories and is 23rd among all NCAA Division I coaches (FCS or FBS) in all-time victories.

Moore led the Mountaineers to three consecutive FCS titles from 2005-07.--Stan Olson


jt said...

Congratulations to Coach Moore. What a great coach and an even better person. I was a classmate of some of his players his first few years at ASU, and have been an active alum since. He's humble, hardworking, and simply does things the right way.

Rabbit said...

The others on this list really water down this accomplishment.