Date of Birth
Appalachian State University (1989-2012)
Texas Tech University (1981-1985)
University of North Texas (1979-1980)
Jerry Moore is easily one of the most successful FCS coaches in history, winning three consecutive national titles, making 18 playoff appearances, and wining ten league championships. Moore started his football career as an assistant to 2 Hall of Famers, Hayden Fry and Tom Osborne. He got his first head coaching job at North Texas, and then took the Texas Tech job in 1981. Moore moved to Appalachian State in 1989, and he finished his impressive career there with 242 victories en route to becoming the 16th-winningest coach in Division I (FBS and FCS) history. Moore became the only coach to win back-to-back AFCA National Coach of the Year. Moore claimed Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors eight times, and led the Mountaineers to one of the most memorable upsets in college football history, topping No. 5 Michigan at the start of the 2007 season. The win earned Appalachian State the distinction as the first FCS team to ever top a nationally-ranked FBS opponent. This signature victory helped them become the first FCS team in history to receive votes in the final AP poll.
Class of 2014