Former University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore stepped down from his position ten days before his death at age 73 because of ongoing pulmonary issues. Because of Moore’s death, he was never able to serve his role as special assistant to university president Judy Bonner.
While Moore never got to serve that role, he has been honored posthumously with emeritus status, according to al.com.
Per the al.com report:
The resolution adopted by the trustees stated, in part, that Moore “made an indelible mark on one of the nation’s most storied athletic programs and generating devotion from the university community” and that Moore’s “vision was to make all Crimson Tide athletic teams and student-athletes nationally competitive at the highest level and under his leadership, the athletic department experienced unprecedented success both athletically and academically.”
The board passed the motion at their meeting on Friday. They described Moore as ”a towering figure in intercollegiate athletics.”
During his time at the University of Alabama, Moore was a part of ten national championships. In the 2011-12 season, the university captured an all-time high four national titles from their sports program.
Moore will be missed, but the university has done everything to ensure he will never be forgotten.