|Vol State pioneer Moore dies|
|Tuesday, July 24, 2012|
Long time Volunteer State coach and athletic director Richard Moore passed away this weekend after a battle with cancer.
Moore’s name is synonymous with Vol State Athletics, which he worked to build and improve for 40 years. He was an Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education before retiring last year.
“He was one of the kindest and gentlest guys that I’ve known,” said Athletic Director Bobby Hudson. “He was Vol State Athletics. He coached basketball for seven years, as well as being athletic director. We are respected around the league for doing things right and that all started with Richard Moore.”
Athletic Department associate Erica Malone called Moore “an all-around good guy. He never complained about anything. He was tremendous with athletes. He wanted them to do as much academically as athletically. He wanted to see them graduate and go on to a four-year school. I’m going to miss him.”
The College is naming a memorial scholarship in Richard Moore’s name. His visitation will be from 12 -2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, with funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Family Heritage Funeral Home, 100 Albert Gallatin Avenue in Gallatin.
Moore was 71 years old.