Roy D. Moore

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Roy D. Moore
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1921-06-08)June 8, 1921
Charlotte, North Carolina
Died May 12, 2014(2014-05-12) (aged 92)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1954 St. Augustine's
1956–1959 South Carolina State
1961–1964 Delaware State

Roy Douglas "DD" Moore (June 8, 1921 – May 12, 2014)[1] was an American football and basketball coach.

Early life[edit]

Moore was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1921 and attended North Carolina College from 1940, where he played football.[2] After serving as a Lieutenant in a US Army radar unit during World War 2,[3] he resumed his education and graduated as a Bachelor of Science in 1947. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, receiving an MS in 1948 and a PhD in 1967.[4][5]

Coaching career[edit]

Moore became football and basketball coach at St. Augustine's College in 1948. He was CIAA Football Coach of the Year in 1950 and 1953 CIAA Basketball Coach of the Year.

He worked as head coach of the South Carolina State Bulldogs football team from 1955[6] to 1960 and the Delaware State Hornets from 1961 to 1964. His record at South Carolina State was 20–13–1 and 14–21–1 at Delaware State.

He led the Health, PE and Recreational Department at North Carolina A&T for 20 years, retiring in 1986.[7]


Moore was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 2004.[8] In 2013 he was honored in the House of Representatives for his community work by Congress member Mel Watt.[9]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
South Carolina State Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1956–1959)
1956 South Carolina State 5–4
1957 South Carolina State 5–2–1
1958 South Carolina State 7–2
1959 South Carolina State 3–5
Delaware State Hornets (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1961–1964)
1961 Delaware State 5–4
1962 Delaware State 4–5
1963 Delaware State 2–5–1
1964 Delaware State 3–7
Total: 34–34–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.


  1. ^ "Former SC State Head Football Coach & Hall of Famer Memorial Service Set". South Carolina State Bulldogs. South Carolina State University Athletics. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alex M. Rivera Athletics Hall of Fame". NCCU Eagles. North Carolina Central University. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ Keech, Larry. "The interview: Dr. Roy Moore former athlete, coach and athletics director". Greensboro News & Record. BH Media Group, Inc. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Meeting of the Board of Trustees" (PDF). University of Illinois Archives. February 9, 1967. p. 390. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "PhD Thesis: Factors Influencing Total Peripheral Resistance Among Boys". Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship. University of Illinois. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Roy Moore appointed Head Coach at S.C. State College". The Carolina Times. June 25, 1955. p. 5. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Obituary: Moore, Roy". Greensboro News & Record. BH Media Group, Inc. May 18, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame". CIAA. Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Honoring Dr Roy D Moore". Congressional Record Volume 159 (Issue 120). U.S. Government Publishing Office. September 12, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 

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