He was born May 19, 1926, in Cleveland. He was the son of the late Watt and Sallie (Bryan) Moore.
He was a United States Navy veteran. He was a graduate of Bradley High School, Class of 1944, received his bachelor of science from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Class of 1948, majoring in health and physical education, received his master’s of science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, class of 1949, majoring in physical education and received his Ph.D. in Physical Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., Class of 1954.
He began his career as the director of athletics, head football coach and head basketball coach at Shepherd College in West Virginia from 1951-1953, then became the director, Division of Health and Physical Education at Central Connecticut State University from 1962-1983, where he was director of Athletics from 1962-1983, head football coach from 1959-1961 and head basketball coach from 1953-1959.
In January of 1983, he became the director of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation at the University of Albany, State University of New York until 1993. From January 1994-June 2000, he was the commissioner of the New England Collegiate Conference and from Sept. 1, 1999, until his retirement in March of 2008, he was the commissioner of the Little East Conference.
He was inducted into the NACDA Director of Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 and was also the proud recipient of the Gold Key Award from the Sports Writers Association from the atate of Connecticut. He was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Farmington.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Dr. Douglas Moore of Medford, N.J.; two granddaughters: Hayley Reynolds Moore and Heather Emily Moore; and a nephew, Ben C. Moore of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his son, William Craig Moore; his brother, Joe S. Moore; and his sisters: Irene Moore Renner, Hattie Moore Ledbetter and Ruth Moore Tallent.
A memorial service will be held at a place and a date to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Moore Family Fund, CCSU Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050-0612.
Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc. in Unionville, CT 060085. www.ahernfuneralhome.com.