Published on 04-01-2013 07:03 AM
Mal M. Moore, Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama, died on Saturday at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Moore had been hospitalized for approximately three weeks due to a pulmonary condition.
A native of Dozier, Ala., he was married to the former Charlotte Davis of Tuscaloosa for 41 years before she passed in 2010 after a long illness. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Steve (Heather) Cook of Scottsdale, Ariz., a granddaughter, Anna Lee, and a grandson, Charles Cannon. Funeral arrangements are pending.
"The University of Alabama and the world of intercollegiate athletics have lost a legend, and I have lost a dear friend," said Bill Battle, Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama. "My heart goes out to his family and close friends in this time of sadness. After a time of grieving, we can begin to celebrate Mal's life, as his legacy will last for generations."
An enormously popular figure in the history of University of Alabama athletics, Moore's personal style as Director of Athletics from 1999-2013 generated devotion from the University community at-large, as well as the employees of the department that he oversaw.