Mal Moore by the numbers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)- The University of Alabama is a reflection of the dedication Mal Moore had to his school. Just look at the numbers!

10- Football national championships Mal Moore had a part in, either as a player, coach, or athletic director.

9- The last expansion to Bryant-Denny stadium, a project spear-headed my Moore, added just over 9,000 seats.

8- During Moore’s tenure as athletic director, Crimson Tide sports teams won eight national titles.

7- From a freshman football player in 1958, all the way to his last days as athletic director in 2013, Moore’s Tide tenure spanned seven decades.

6- Six programs that did NOT win national titles, still received facility upgrades under Moore. (Men and Women’s basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field, Swimming & Diving)

5- One of Moore’s most prominent projects was the Walk of Champions, where the five head coaches to win national titles at Alabama are immortalized in bronze.

4- Four teams (football, softball, gymnastics, women’s golf) won national titles with Moore at the helm.

3- Moore served in three capacities at UA, player, assistant coach, and athletic director.

2- With two words (“Nick Saban”), Moore changed the direction of the football program, sending them on a sky rocket to success in Saban’s first six seasons.

1- Alabama fans everywhere know there has never been, nor will there ever be, another Mal Moore.

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