G. A. Moore

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G. A. Moore
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1939
Mustang, Texas
Playing career
1959–1961 North Texas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1962 Bryson HS
1963–1970 Pilot Point HS
1972–1976 Celina HS
1977–1985 Pilot Point HS
1986–1987 Sherman HS
1988–2001 Celina HS
2002–2004 Pilot Point HS
2009–2011 Aubrey HS
Head coaching record
Overall 423–97–9[1]
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
6 AA Texas football state championships (1981, 1995, 1998–2001)
2 AA Texas football state Co-championships (1974, 1980)

G. A. Moore, Jr. is Texas high school football's most successful head coach. Moore completed the 2010 season with a career overall record of 422–86–9.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Moore attended Pilot Point High School (Pilot Point, Texas) and was a four-year letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was named to the All-State first team in football and basketball. Moore won eight combined championships for Celina and Pilot Point. Moore went on to play running back at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He graduated from North Texas in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Coaching career[edit]

1962: Took the head coaching job at Bryson High School. Bryson had a 21-game losing streak. In the first game Bryson played a team that had beaten them 76–0 the previous year. Bryson won that game and went 5–5 that year.

1963: Went home to Pilot Point, where the Bearcats had not had a winning season in six years. In the first game Pilot Point defeated a team who had beaten them in the previous year 58–28. During the next eight years Pilot Point became one of the better 2A teams in the state.

1967: Received Masters of Education degree from NTSU.

1971: Out of coaching.

1972: Took over as head coach at Celina High School. In the next five years he went 52–5–2 winning his first State Championship in 1974 by tying Lovie Smith and Big Sandy 0–0.

1977: Went back to Pilot Point and took over a team that was 1–9 the previous year. During the next nine years the Bearcats were 106–9–3 including back to back State Championships in 1980 and 1981.

1986: Went to Sherman High School and took over a 0–10 class 5A program. In the first game Sherman defeated Gainesville (ranked 4th in the state in 4A) 10–0. Sherman went 6–4 on the season and Coach Moore was named Dallas Area Coach of the Year.

1988: Went back to Celina who had not won a district championship in 10 years. In the first year Celina not only went on to win district, but went to the state semi-finals. During the next 14 years he won 163 and lost 22. Celina won five State Championships including a state record four in a row, a state record shared with Sealy High School. When he left Celina he had a 57-game winning streak.

2002: Returned home to Pilot Point as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Took over a once dynasty AA school who had been vacant from the playoffs and returned them to the playoff scene once more.

2004: Retired from coaching. He spent his time working on his ranch between 2004 and 2009.

2009: Came out of retirement to coach Aubrey High School. Aubrey finished Moore's first season 11–2, winning a school record 11 games, with the losses coming to eventual undefeated state champion (as well as Moore's alma mater) Pilot Point in the final regular season game, and to then-undefeated McGregor in the third round of the 2A Division II playoffs.

2011: After going 1-11, Moore decided to take at least a year off to travel and spend time on his cattle ranch.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boedeker, Adam (May 23, 2012). "Aubrey's G.A. Moore not sure if this retirement is permanent". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Texas All-Time Coaching Wins Lone Star Gridiron

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