MOORE, WALLY

WALLY MOORE

Inducted:  August 10, 1991 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  October 25, 1924 in South Bend

High School Attended:  South Bend Central Catholic           Graduated:  1943

High School Honors:  Earned 6 monograms in football, baseball and basketball; earned MVP Award in basketball.

College Attended:  St. Joseph's College       Graduated:  1949

                           Indiana University  MS

College Honors:  Four years varsity football and baseball; earned 5 monograms; 2nd Team halfback All-Midlands Conference as leading ground gainer 1948-1949; leading hitter 1948-1949 baseball team.

Coaching Experience:  Coached at St. John's HS, Maria Stein, OH, 1956, with 14-9 record; Marion Township HS, Maria Stein, OH, 1957-1958, with 17-6-4 record; assistant coach at South Bend St. Joseph’s HS 1958; became head football coach a year later; 1964 team was Indiana Mythical Champions; St. Joe teams posted a 48-15-5 1959-1965; freshman coach at University of Notre Dame under Ara Parseghian 1966-1968, going undefeated in three seasons; assistant varsity coach 1969-1974; Notre Dame had a record of 55-10-1; ND captured three of five post-season major bowl games, playing in 1969 Cotton Bowl, 1970 Cotton Bowl, 1972 Orange Bowl, 1973 Sugar Bowl, and 1974 Orange Bowl; National Champions 1974; when Parseghian retired after the 1974 season, Moore joined the Indiana University staff as offensive line coach for the 1975 and 1976 seasons; served IU two more years as associate athletic director.

Coaching Honors:  Named St. Joseph's Valley Coach of the Year 1961-1963; National High School Coach of the Year 1963; Indiana High School Coach of the Year 1964; inducted into the St. Joseph's College Football Hall of Fame 1973; coached in Orange Bowl 1974 

Special Recognition:  Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; was associated with the Denver  Broncos of the National Football League as a scout since 1980; after leaving IU, joined the staff of Ara Parseghian Enterprises; speaker/lecturer at numerous clinics and classes; active member of American Football Coaches Association and Indiana High School Coaches Association.

Family:  Wife, Margaret; children, Monica, Ramona, Robin, Terry, and Tony; 10 grandchildren.