By Michele Gerlach, Andalusia Star News:
A private funeral and a public memorial have been planned Thursday for Mal M. Moore, the Dozier native who was the former University of Alabama athletic director and long-time football coach. Moore died March 30 at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., from a pulmonary illness. A public service commemorating his life will be held at Coleman Coliseum on Thurs., April 4, beginning at 3 p.m. A private church service will be held Thursday morning. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Good Hope Cemetery in Dozier. Moore, who played and coached under Paul Bryant and restored the football program to a national power with the hiring of Nick Saban, was 73.
While Coach Moore was most prominently known for his achievements as an athlete, coach and administrator, his depth as a person truly personified his life and career. Mal was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose family always came first. His devotion to his family and friends, his loyalty to the University, his dedication to his employees as well as to all the student-athletes, and his respect for his opponents embodied the life of a true gentleman who never forgot his small town roots in Crenshaw County, Alabama. [More]