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Longtime University of the South football coach dies at 78
Aug. 2, 2005
CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
SEWANEE, Tenn. -- James Moore Jr., the football coach at the University of the South for 32 years who also coached four other sports at the school, died at 78.
He died Saturday, the Cumberland Funeral Home said.
Moore was the football coach from 1956-87 and had a record of 260-200-2. He also coached golf, tennis, track and field and wrestling and won 12 team championships in his five sports at the college, a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
After he retired, Moore was a volunteer kicking coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Moore was a freshman on the Tennessee football team that went to the 1945 Rose Bowl, but he was drafted into the Army two weeks before that game. After serving in World War II, he played football at Tennessee Tech and graduated in 1950.
He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Sewanee athletics hall of fame in 2004.
Survivors include his wife, Novella, five daughters and a brother.
Services were held on campus Tuesday, with his former athletes serving as honorary pallbearers.
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