Jerry Moore
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Biographical details
Born (1939-07-18) July 18, 1939 (age 80)
Bonham, Texas
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
SMU (assistant)
Nebraska (WR)
Nebraska (OC)
North Texas State
Texas Tech
Arkansas (assistant)
Appalachian State
Head coaching record
Tournaments22–14 (NCAA D-I-AA/FCS playoffs)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
3 NCAA Division I-AA/FCS national (2005–2007)
10 SoCon (1991, 1995, 1999, 2005–2010, 2012)
Eddie Robinson Award (2006)
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year (2009)
3x AFCA Division I-AA/FCS COY (2005–2007)
6x AFCA Regional COY (1994–1995, 2005–2006, 2008–2009)
6x SoCon COY (1991, 1994, 1995, 2005–2006, 2008–2009)

Gerald Hundley "Jerry" Moore (born July 18, 1939) is the former head football coach of the Appalachian State University Mountaineers located in the town of Boone in Watauga County, North Carolina. He served as head coach since 1989, and was forced to step down following the 2012 season.[1] In his 24 years in Boone, Moore posted a losing season only once. He led the Mountaineers to the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship in 2005. This was the third national championship for any collegiate football team in the state of North Carolina and the first of any team at the NCAA Division I level. Moore and the Mountaineers repeated as champions in 2006 and 2007, for the first "three-peat" in Division I FCS/I-AA history. He was forced out as head coach at the conclusion of the 2012 season on December 3, 2012.[2]

Playing careerEdit

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.

Coaching careerEdit

Moore began his coaching career at Corsicana High School under Texas high school coach Jim Acree.[3] 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, Jerry 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.[4] 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.

Moore became the 28th head coach in Division I history to reach 200 wins after the Mountaineers defeated the Furman Paladins on October 25, 2008.[5]

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.[6] 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).[2] Cobb announced that assistant head coach Scott Satterfield, who played quarterback under Moore at Appalachian from 1993-1995 and served as an assistant at ASU from 1998-2008, would serve as interim head coach while a national coaching search was conducted.[6] Satterfield was given the permanent job on December 14, 2012.[7]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN[8]# Coaches°
North Texas State Mean Green (NCAA Division I-A Independent) (1979–1980)
1979 North Texas State 5–6
1980 North Texas State 6–5
North Texas State: 11–11
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Southwest Conference) (1981–1985)
1981 Texas Tech 1–9–1 0–7–1 9th
1982 Texas Tech 4–7 3–5 T–6th
1983 Texas Tech 3–7–1 3–4–1 6th
1984 Texas Tech 4–7 2–6 8th
1985 Texas Tech 4–7 1–7 8th
Texas Tech: 16–37–2 9–29–2
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Southern Conference) (1989–2012)
1989 Appalachian State 9–3 5–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 7
1990 Appalachian State 6–5 5–2 2nd
1991 Appalachian State 8–4 6–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 10
1992 Appalachian State 7–5 5–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 16
1993 Appalachian State 4–7 4–4 4th
1994 Appalachian State 9–4 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 9
1995 Appalachian State 12–1 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 5
1996 Appalachian State 7–4 5–3 4th 22
1997 Appalachian State 7–4 6–2 2nd 22
1998 Appalachian State 10–3 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 6
1999 Appalachian State 9–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round T–9
2000 Appalachian State 10–4 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 4
2001 Appalachian State 9–4 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 4
2002 Appalachian State 8–4 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 10
2003 Appalachian State 7–4 6–2 2nd
2004 Appalachian State 6–5 4–3 3rd
2005 Appalachian State 12–3 6–1 1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship 1
2006 Appalachian State 14–1 7–0 1st W NCAA Division I Championship 1
2007 Appalachian State 13–2 5–2 T–1st W NCAA Division I Championship 1 1
2008 Appalachian State 11–3 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 5 5
2009 Appalachian State 11–3 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I Semifinal 3 T–3
2010 Appalachian State 10–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 2 3
2011 Appalachian State 8–4 6–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I Second Round 9 8
2012 Appalachian State 8–4 6–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I Second Round
Appalachian State: 215–87 146–40
Total: 242–135–2
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