Jerry Moore (American Football, Born 1939)
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Jerry Moore American Football, Born 1939
Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore in December 2006.jpg
Biographical details
Born (1939-07-18) July 18, 1939 (age 80)
Bonham, Texas
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965-1972SMU (assistant)
1973-1977Nebraska (WR)
1978Nebraska (OC)
1979-1980North Texas State
1981-1985Texas Tech
1988-1989Arkansas (assistant)
1989-2012Appalachian State
Head coaching record
Tournaments22-14 (NCAA Division I-AA/FCS playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
3 NCAA Division I-AA/FCS (2005-2007)
10 SoCon (1991, 1995, 1999, 2005-2010, 2012)
Eddie Robinson Award (2006)
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year (2009)
3x AFCA Division I-AA/FCS COY (2005-2007)
7x AFCA Regional COY (1994-1995, 2005-2006, 2008-2010)
8x SoCon COY (1991, 1994-1995, 2005-2006, 2008-2010)
SoCon Hall of Fame (2014)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2014 (profile)

Gerald Hundley Moore (born July 18, 1939) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at North Texas State University--now the University of North Texas--from 1979 to 1980, at Texas Tech University from 1981 to 1985, and at Appalachian State University from 1989 to 2012, compiling a career college football coaching record of 242-134-2. In his 24 years at Appalachian State, Moore posted a losing season only once. He led his 2005 Mountaineers team to the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship. This was the first national championship for any college football team in the state of North Carolina. Moore and the Mountaineers repeated as champions in 2006 and 2007, achieving the first "three-peat" in NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA history. Moore was forced out as head coach at the conclusion of the 2012 season.[1][2] He was selected for inclusion into the Southern Conference Hall of Fame,[3] and College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.[4]

Playing career

Moore played wide receiver for the Baylor Bears. He was coached by Sam Boyd in 1958 and John Bridgers in 1959 and 1960. Moore captained the 1960 Gator Bowl team that ended the year as the nation's eleventh-ranked squad.

Moore received degrees from Baylor University in finance and economics.

Coaching career

Moore began his coaching career at Corsicana High School under Texas high school coach Jim Acree.[5] In 1965, he became assistant coach at SMU. After the 1972 season, he joined the Nebraska Cornhuskers as receivers coach, becoming offensive coordinator under coach Tom Osborne in 1978.

In 1979, at North Texas State (now North Texas), Moore got his first head coaching job. After two seasons he left North Texas for Texas Tech, where he spent five seasons and garnered a record of 16-37-2 before being replaced by David McWilliams. After three years away from football, Moore joined the coaching staff at Arkansas where he remained for two seasons before taking the head coaching position at Appalachian State in 1989.

During his tenure of twenty-four years as head coach at Appalachian State, Moore led the Mountaineers to ten Southern Conference championships and three consecutive NCAA Division 1-AA national championships (2005, 2006, and 2007). The 215 ASU victories under his leadership is a school record.

Moore with two Appalachian State players following the 2006 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

On September 1, 2007, Moore led Appalachian State to score one of the biggest upsets in college football history, defeating the then fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines 34-32 at Michigan Stadium. This marked the first time a team in a lower subdivision defeated a ranked team in a higher subdivision. It was also the first game and loss for Michigan against a Division I FCS team.[6] Moore had learned the spread offensive scheme that enabled him to defeat Michigan from then-West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez, whom Michigan hired to succeed Lloyd Carr the following season.

Moore became the 28th head coach in Division I history to reach 200 wins after the Mountaineers defeated the Furman Paladins on October 25, 2008.[7]

On December 2, 2012 after a first round home playoff loss to Illinois State, athletics director Charlie Cobb announced that Moore would not return for the 2013 season. According to a press release issued by the ASU athletic department, Cobb stated that he and Moore agreed after the end of the 2011 season that the 2012 season would be Moore's last as head coach, but chose not to make an announcement until that time.[8] However, several days later, Moore claimed that there had been a communication gap, and that he had wanted to coach for one more season in 2013.[2] Cobb announced that assistant head coach Scott Satterfield, who played quarterback under Moore at Appalachian from 1993 to 1995 and served as an assistant at ASU from 1998 to 2008, would serve as interim head coach while a national coaching search was conducted.[8] Satterfield was given the permanent job on December 14, 2012.[9]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN# Coaches°
North Texas State Mean Green (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1979-1980)
1979 North Texas State 5-6
1980 North Texas State 6-5
North Texas State: 11-11
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Southwest Conference) (1981-1985)
1981 Texas Tech 1-9-1 0-7-1 9th
1982 Texas Tech 4-7 3-5 T-6th
1983 Texas Tech 3-7-1 3-4-1 6th
1984 Texas Tech 4-7 2-6 8th
1985 Texas Tech 4-7 1-7 8th
Texas Tech: 16-37-2 9-29-2
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (1989-2012)
1989 Appalachian State 9-3 5-2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 7
1990 Appalachian State 6-5 5-2 2nd
1991 Appalachian State 8-4 6-1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 10
1992 Appalachian State 7-5 5-2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 16
1993 Appalachian State 4-7 4-4 4th
1994 Appalachian State 9-4 6-2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 9
1995 Appalachian State 12-1 8-0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 5
1996 Appalachian State 7-4 5-3 4th 22
1997 Appalachian State 7-4 6-2 2nd 22
1998 Appalachian State 10-3 6-2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 6
1999 Appalachian State 9-3 7-1 T-1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round T-9
2000 Appalachian State 10-4 6-2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 4
2001 Appalachian State 9-4 6-2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 4
2002 Appalachian State 8-4 6-2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 10
2003 Appalachian State 7-4 6-2 2nd
2004 Appalachian State 6-5 4-3 3rd
2005 Appalachian State 12-3 6-1 1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship 1
2006 Appalachian State 14-1 7-0 1st W NCAA Division I Championship 1
2007 Appalachian State 13-2 5-2 T-1st W NCAA Division I Championship 1 1
2008 Appalachian State 11-3 8-0 1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 5 5
2009 Appalachian State 11-3 8-0 1st L NCAA Division I Semifinal 3 T-3
2010 Appalachian State 10-3 7-1 T-1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 2 3
2011 Appalachian State 8-4 6-2 T-2nd L NCAA Division I Second Round 9 8
2012 Appalachian State 8-4 6-2 T-1st L NCAA Division I Second Round
Appalachian State: 215-87 146-40
Total: 242-135-2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
  • #Rankings from final TSN Poll.
  • °Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

Coaching tree

Jim Bates, an assistant to Moore at Texas Tech, later became head coach of the USFL's San Antonio Gunslingers in 1985 and interim head coach of the NFL's Miami Dolphins in 2004.

These assistant coaches under Jerry Moore have gone on to be NCAA Division I head coaches:

See also


  1. ^ Moore disputes ASU's version of events, Coach said he didn't agree to step down after this season, Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  2. ^ a b ASU's Moore tries to defend position, Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (January 30, 2014). "Jerry Moore Selected for SoCon Hall of Fame". GoASU. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (May 22, 2014). "Moore Selected for College Football Hall of Fame". AppStateSports. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Caulton Tudor (January 29, 2006). "Coach's winning ways are rooted in solid values". The News and Observer. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007.
  6. ^ Associated Press (September 1, 2007). "Blocked field goal secures Appalachian State's upset of Michigan". ESPN. Retrieved 2007.
  7. ^ Appalachian Sports Information (October 25, 2008). "Moore Gets Win No. 200 in Mountaineers' 26-14 Victory Over Furman". GoASU. Retrieved 2008.
  8. ^ a b "Jerry Moore Tenure Comes to an End at Appalachian" (Press release). Appalachian Sports Information. December 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^

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