Bud Moore (American football)

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Bud Moore
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1939-10-16) October 16, 1939 (age 78)
Birmingham, Alabama
Playing career
1958–1960 Alabama
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1962–1964 Kentucky (OL)
1965–1970 Texas A&M (OC)
1971 North Carolina (OL)
1972–1974 Alabama (OC)
1975–1978 Kansas
Head coaching record
Overall 18–26–1
Bowls 0–1

Robert W. "Bud" Moore (born October 16, 1939) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1975 to 1978, compiling a record of 18–26–1. In his first season in 1975, Moore was named Big Eight Coach of the Year and was runner up to Woody Hayes of Ohio State as the Football Writers Association of America National Coach of the Year. Moore led his team to a 23–3 upset over eventual national champion Oklahoma, breaking the Sooners' 37-game unbeaten streak and handing coach Barry Switzer his first loss.

The Jayhawks switched to the Wishbone formation when Moore came to Lawrence. Kansas' wishbone was piloted by quarterback Nolan Cromwell, who was named 1975 Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year and later went on to an 11-year Pro Bowl career as a defensive back with the Los Angeles Rams.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama, Moore played football and coached for the Crimson Tide under Bear Bryant, serving as Bryant's first offensive coordinator in 1974. He also was an assistant under Charlie Bradshaw at the University of Kentucky, Gene Stallings at Texas A&M University, and Bill Dooley at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received the Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award in 1995. The award is given to a former University of Alabama athlete in recognition of character, contribution to society, professional achievement, and service to fellow man. Moore is also a member of the University of Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame.

After retiring from coaching, Moore entered private business. In 1994, he was honored on National Philanthropy Day by the West Florida chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has been active in bird dog field trials and showing Tennessee Walking Horses, having raised and owned multiple national champions in both venues.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas Jayhawks (Big Eight Conference) (1975–1978)
1975 Kansas 7–5 4–3 4th L Sun
1976 Kansas 6–5 2–5 7th
1977 Kansas 4–6–1 2–4–1 6th
1978 Kansas 1–10 0–7 8th
Kansas: 18–26–1 8–19–1
Total: 18–26–1