Crenshaw County native Mal Moore passes away

Published 7:50 pm Saturday, March 30, 2013

Former University of Alabama athletic director and Dozier native Mal Moore passed away on Saturday.

Moore played quarterback and defensive back at Dozier High School before playing for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama from 1958 to 1962.

He served as an assistant coach at Alabama from 1965 to 1982 before coaching at Notre Dame and the NFL’s St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals.

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Moore returned to Alabama in 1990 and was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in 1994 and Athletic Director in 1999.

As a player, assistant coach and Athletic Director, he was a part of 10 national football championships.

Moore resigned as Athletic Director on March 20.

“Coach Moore will be deeply missed. I’ve known Mal for over 30 years and have always considered him a good friend as well as a good man,” Gov. Robert Bentley said in a statement. “He was devoted to UA Athletics, and he will also be remembered for his dedication to his family. Mal made a positive impact on our entire state. I want to offer my deepest condolences to his family during this time.”
More information about Moore and funeral arrangements will be posted as they become available.