Appalachian releases documents related to Moore's departure
Dec 13, 2012 (Winston-Salem Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Appalachian State University, upon request by the Winston-Salem Journal, released two documents this week regarding the departure of Jerry Moore as the school's football coach.
The first document is a letter dated Dec. 20, 2011 from Charlie Cobb, ASU's athletics director, to Moore. The second document, dated Dec. 31, 2011, is a memo from Cobb to Chancellor Kenneth Peacock of ASU.
ASU announced Dec. 2 that Moore's contract to coach, which expires on June 30, 2013, would not be renewed.
Cobb said on Dec. 2 that he and Moore came to the decision soon after the 2011 season that the 2012 season would be Moore's last as coach at ASU. Moore said last Wednesday that there was communication between him and Cobb following the 2011 season but that he never agreed that the 2012 season would be his last.
Peacock said in a statement last Wednesday that Cobb presented Moore with a written communication (in the letter from Cobb to Moore dated Dec. 20, 2011) telling him "it's time" to end his coaching career at Appalachian and offering him a three-year commitment in a different role at a six-figure salary; in the subsequent memo (from Cobb to Peacock dated Dec. 31, 2011) Cobb indicated that Moore declined the offer and instead requested a final year as head coach for the 2012 season.
The memo contains the following: "Recommendation: The 2012 football season is Coach Moore's last season as head coach. He will retire immediately following the final game of the 2012 season."
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