Tom Moore (American football coach)

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Tom Moore
Current position
Team Arizona Cardinals
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-11-07) November 7, 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth Owatonna, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Iowa
Head coaching record
Super Bowl wins 2006 Super Bowl XLI
(as offensive coordinator)
1979 Super Bowl XIV
(as receivers coach)
1978 Super Bowl XIII
(as receivers coach)
Championships won 2010 AFC Championship
2006 AFC Championship
1979 AFC Championship
1978 AFC Championship
Team(s) as a player
1957-1960 University of Iowa
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1961–1962 University of Iowa
(Graduate assistant)
1965–1968 University of Dayton
(Running backs coach)
1969 Wake Forest University
(Offensive coordinator)
1970–1971 Georgia Tech
(Running backs coach)
1972–1973 University of Minnesota
(Running backs coach)
1974 New York Stars
(Offensive coordinator)
1975–1976 University of Minnesota
(Offensive coordinator)
1977–1982 Pittsburgh Steelers
(Receivers coach)
1983–1989 Pittsburgh Steelers
(Offensive coordinator)
1990–1993 Minnesota Vikings
(Assistant head coach)
1994–1996 Detroit Lions
(Offensive coordinator)
1997 New Orleans Saints
(Running backs coach)
1998–2008 Indianapolis Colts
(Offensive coordinator)
2009 Indianapolis Colts
(Senior offensive coordinator)
2010 Indianapolis Colts
(Senior offensive assistant)
(Offensive Consultant)
2011 New York Jets
(Offensive Consultant)
2012 Tennessee Titans
(Offensive Consultant)
2013–present Arizona Cardinals
(Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Consultant)

Tom Moore (born November 7, 1938) is an American football coach and former player He is currently working as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Consultant for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).

Early life[edit]

Moore learned football at an early age in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He played quarterback at the University of Iowa, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and became a member of the Iowa Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Moore coached at Iowa after graduation and then joined the Army for two years, when he also coached football overseas.

Coaching career[edit]

Moore resumed his college coaching career at the University of Dayton, where he coached offensive backs and received a graduate degree in guidance counseling. When he left Dayton in 1968, Moore went on to coach offense for nine years at Wake Forest University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Minnesota, and for the New York Stars of the World Football League (WFL).

Moore made the transition to the NFL in 1977 when he joined Chuck Noll's coaching staff at the Pittsburgh Steelers, initially serving as receivers coach. Within three years on the Steelers, Moore earned two Super Bowl rings and in 1983 he was promoted to quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. For eight years, Moore and Tony Dungy, the Colts' head coach from 2002 to 2009, were colleagues on Noll's coaching staff at Pittsburgh.

Leaving the Steelers in 1990, Moore served in senior offensive coaching roles for three teams in eight years, having the most success as offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, the team which led the NFL in total offense in 1995 and was the first team in NFL history to have two receivers with over 100 catches in a season (Herman Moore and Brett Perriman).

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

The Indianapolis Colts, for whom Moore served as an offensive coordinator since 1998, won Super Bowl XLI in February 2007. Moore coached the offense under head coaches Jim Mora, Dungy and Jim Caldwell. He oversaw the development of quarterback Peyton Manning for Manning's entire career. Manning started every single game for the Colts over that time period, going 117–59 in the regular season and 9-9 in the playoffs, also setting numerous NFL records, including highest passer rating, season (121.1 in 2004, subsequently surpassed by Aaron Rodgers in 2011) and for most passing touchdowns in a season with 49, also in 2004 (since surpassed by Tom Brady, 50 touchdowns in 2007 and by Manning himself with 55 touchdowns in 2013).

On May 6, 2009, ESPN reported that Moore was planning to retire due to a change in the NFL's pension program which affected both him and the Colts' offensive line coach, Howard Mudd. Larry Kennan, the executive director of the NFL Coaches' Association, said Moore had not yet filed his retirement papers but believed that he was "just about there."[1] On May 20, 2009, Moore returned to the Colts to serve as their senior offensive coordinator, though he ultimately left the organization following the 2010 season.[2] On July 21, 2011, it was announced that Moore would take a job with the New York Jets as an offensive consultant, working from home.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator
1983–1989
Succeeded by
Joe Walton
Preceded by
Dave Levy
Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator
1995–1996
Succeeded by
Sylvester Croom
Preceded by
Lindy Infante
Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator
1998–2009
Succeeded by
Clyde Christensen