Moore coached football, four other sports at South

Updated: August 2, 2005, 10:29 PM ET
Associated Press

SEWANEE, Tenn. -- James Horace Moore Jr., who coached several sports, including football, at the University of the South in a career that spanned more than 30 years, has died. He was 78.

Moore, who was known by his middle name, died Saturday, according to a release from Cumberland Funeral Home.

A member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Moore also coached wrestling, track and field, tennis and golf at Sewanee from 1956 to 1987. Moore was the football coach from 1978 to 1986.

His teams won 12 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships for the private liberal arts college.

After Moore retired, he was a volunteer kicking coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

As a college freshman, Moore played on the Tennessee 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 Tuesday at All Saints Chapel on campus, with his former athletes serving as honorary pallbearers.

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