The longtime University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore has passed away. The unfortuante news surfaced on Saturday, via Cecil Hurt of TideSports.com.
Mal Moore, long-time University of Alabama athletics director, died this morning in Durham, N.C., at the age of 73.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) March 30, 2013
Moore had recently stepped down from his position as athletic director because of health issues. The university replaced him with former Crimson Tide football player Bill Battle will fill the vacancy. Battle was also a former head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers.
We would like to send out our condolences to the entire Moore family and the university. Moore was a key member of the Crimson Tide’s success and was responsible for signing Nick Saban.
Now that the university is set to move on, they will look to continue on the tradition that Moore started, but he will never be forgotten.