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 James Buddy Moore 

James "Buddy" Moore graduated from Sheffield High School in 1951 where he played football and baseball. He was Captain of the 1950 Bulldog squad and was on the All Tri-Cities Football Team in 1948, 1949 and 1950.

Moore was also selected to the All-Tennessee Valley Conference Team in 1950. He also played in the Alabama All-Star Game in Tuscaloosa following his senior season.

Moore went on to letter four years in football at Florence State University (now North Alabama) before graduating in 1955. He was selected UNA Alumnus of the year in 1991.

In 1957 he got a job with Deshler as an assistant football and head track coach for two seasons before taking over the football head coaching duties in 1959. In ten seasons at the helm at Deshler High School his record was 55-36-9.

Moore coached the Tigers to the Tennessee Valley Conference championship in 1965 with a 9-0-1 record. He also coached two state track championship in 1962 and 1964.

In 1969 be coached at Scottsboro for one season with a 7-2 record before finishing out his head coaching career at Coffee High School from 1970 until his retirement after the 1981 season. His overall coaching record is 134-85-12 at four different schools.

Coach Moore was named coach of the year three times.

Known Record:  135-83-13   61.9%
 Season Total   Playoffs   Region Record 
 Team   Season  Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T  PF  PA   Region  Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Coffee1981 4A8-219890R122-25027
Coffee1980 4A9-119588R123-15950
Coffee1979 4A4-6111151R120-42089
Coffee1978 4A8-218683R122-23651
Coffee1977 4A7-3168124R123-16136
Coffee1976 4A6-415783R122-27159
Coffee1975 4A10-23001371-13964R12#
Coffee1974 4A8-2155109R10
Coffee1973 4A2-6-2108177
Coffee1972 4A2-7-1122139
Coffee1971 4A6-3-116275
Coffee1970 4A2-8160220
 12 Years72-46-4202214761-1396412-12297312
Scottsboro1969 4A7-214785
 1 Year7-2147850-0000-000
Deshler1968 3A6-3-1211123
Deshler1967 3A4-6114183
Deshler1966 3A7-325894
Deshler1965 3A9-0-127186
Deshler1964 3A5-5195124
Deshler1963 3A4-4-283106
Deshler1962 6-2-213660
Deshler1961 8-1-121154
Deshler1960 2-7-173128
Deshler1959 5-4-1134121
 10 Years56-35-9168610790-0000-000
 23 Years135-83-13385526401-1396412-12297312

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