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Bernie Moore
Title Head Coach
College LSU
Sport Football, Track & Field
Born April 30, 1895
Place of birth Jonesboro, TN
Died November 6, 1967 (aged 72)
Career highlights
Overall 83-39-6
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Championships
SEC - 1935
SEC - 1936
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1935-1947
1928-1934
1925-1927
LSU (head)
LSU (asst.)
Mercer (head)
College Football Hall of Fame, 1952

Bernie Moore was a sports figure during his long tenure as head coach of both football and track & field at LSU.

Moore was the son of a Baptist minister, which seemed to influence his sports philosophy. As his College Football Hall of Fame bio states. he was "a man of morals and mayhem."[1] While demanding a high level of sportsmanship from his players, he also called for a hard-nosed, physical style of play from them at all times. Moore was a graduate of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

In addition to 2 SEC titles in football, his track & field teams won 12 SEC titles and the national championship in 1933. LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium is named in his honor.

After ending his tenure at LSU (the longest of any coach at the school to that point). Moore became SEC Commissioner in 1947. In 1967 he won the inaugural James J. Corbett Memorial Award given by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1966. His last residence was the Henderson Clark-Moore House [1] in Winchester, Tennessee.

Notes

Preceded by
Biff Jones
LSU Tigers Head Football Coach
1935-1947
Succeeded by
Gaynell Tinsley
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