July 18, 1939 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
North Texas State
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||22–14 (NCAA Division I-AA/FCS playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2014 (profile)
Gerald Hundley "Jerry" 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 third 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. He was selected for inclusion into the Southern Conference Hall of Fame, and College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
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.
Moore began his coaching career at Corsicana High School under Texas high school coach Jim Acree. 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.
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. 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.
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. However, several days later, Moore claimed that there had been a communication gap, and that he had wanted to coach for one more season (i.e., 2013). 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. Satterfield was given the permanent job on December 14, 2012.
Head coaching record
These assistant coaches under Jerry Moore have gone on to be NCAA Division I head coaches:
- Spike Dykes, Texas Tech (1987–1999)
- Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina (2010–present)
- Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State (2013–present)
- Mark Speir, Western Carolina (2012–present)
- Moore disputes ASU's version of events, Coach said he didn't agree to step down after this season, Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
- ASU's Moore tries to defend position, Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2012-12-06.
- Appalachian Sports Information (2014-01-30). "Jerry Moore Selected for SoCon Hall of Fame". GoASU. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- Appalachian Sports Information (2014-05-22). "Moore Selected for College Football Hall of Fame". AppStateSports. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
- Caulton Tudor (2006-01-29). "Coach's winning ways are rooted in solid values". The News and Observer.
- Associated Press (2007-09-01). "Blocked field goal secures Appalachian State's upset of Michigan". ESPN. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
- Appalachian Sports Information (2008-10-25). "Moore Gets Win No. 200 in Mountaineers’ 26-14 Victory Over Furman". GoASU. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "Jerry Moore Tenure Comes to an End at Appalachian" (Press release). Appalachian Sports Information. December 2, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
- Final poll standings are from The Sports Network.