Boone, NC -- Appalachian State University announced Sunday that head football Coach Jerry Moore is retiring after 24 seasons with the school.
Athletics Director Charlie Cobb said he and Coach Moore, decided at the end of the 2011 season that this would be the coach's last. Moore chose not to make the decision public because he wanted the focus to remain on his team.
Moore is the winningest coach in Appalachian State and Southern Conference history.
In his 24 seasons, Moore compiled a record of 215-87. His success includes 10 SoCon championships, 18 postseason appearances and an unprecedented three-straight NCAA Division 1 FCS/1-AA national championships.
In all, Moore spent 51 years coaching college football.
"Words cannot express the gratitude that the Appalachian family has and that I have personally for Coach and Margaret (Moore)," Cobb said in a news release. "The number of lives impacted in a positive way in their 24 years in the High Country is innumerable. Coach Moore is a legend at Appalachian State and in college football and we are planning to celebrate his legacy appropriately and abundantly in the future."
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