UA Athletic Director Mal Moore. Source: File WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
The University of Alabama announced Wednesday afternoon that Mal Moore will step down as Athletic Director.
Moore will become a special assistant to University President Judy Bonner. In a UA press release, Moore cited his health as the reason for this move.
"I am at a point that I can no longer fulfill my duties as athletics director in the true championship manner the position requires," said Moore in a release. "While I have to focus on my health issue, I look forward to maintaining an ongoing working relationship with this great University as special assistant to Dr. Bonner. I know I can count on each of you to continue your unequaled support for me and The University of Alabama."
Moore first arrived at the Capstone to play football as a quarterback and then went on to coach under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. As a coach, player and athletic director Moore has been a part of 10 national championships (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011 and 2012), 16 SEC championships, and 39 bowl trips.
The University said that a new Athletic Director will be named as quickly as possible.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
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