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coaching staff - Appalachian State
COACHING STAFF
IN THIS SECTION
HEAD COACH JERRY MOORE .....................................................24-27
ASSISTANT COACHES.................................................................28-32
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR CHARLIE COBB ........................................33
ASU ATHLETICS STAFF .......................................................................34
2006
APPALACHIAN FOOTBALL
HEAD COACH JERRY MOORE
18TH SEASON AT APPALACHIAN — 140-67-0 AT ASU
25TH SEASON AS A HEAD COACH — 167-115-2 OVERALL
ALMA MATER: BAYLOR, 1961
A
lready the winningest football coach in the storied history of the
Southern Conference, Jerry Moore reached the pinnacle of coaching
success in 2005 when he was named the American Football Coaches
Association National Coach of the Year and led Appalachian State
University to its first national championship.
In his 17 seasons at Appalachian, Moore has compiled a 140-67
overall record and led the Mountaineers to four SoCon championships,
11 NCAA I-AA playoff berths and 16 winning seasons. He has coached
55 all-Americans, 172 all-SoCon performers and nine SoCon Players of
the Year and is a four-time SoCon Coach of the Year and three-time AFCA
Regional Coach of the Year.
Moore has twice coached the Apps to a school-record 12 victories.
His 1995 squad, led by future NFL standouts Dexter Coakley and Matt
Stevens, put together just the third undefeated regular season in school
history en route to a 12-1 campaign, while the 2005 Mountaineers won
the national title with a 12-3 mark.
The 2005 Apps overcame perhaps the toughest schedule in ASU
history to bring home the school’s first team title in any NCAA sport
with a 21-16 triumph over Northern Iowa in the I-AA championship
game. In addition to contests at eventual bowl champs LSU and Kansas,
Appalachian squared off versus seven nationally ranked I-AA opponents,
winning six en route to the title.
Seven Mountaineers garnered all-America accolades following the
championship campaign, the most in school history. Adding to the
extraordinary feat was the fact that five of the seven all-Americans
were underclassmen.
In addition to being the first ASU team to ever wear an NCAA
crown, Moore’s Apps also became the first football team from the state
of North Carolina to ever win an NCAA championship and the first squad
from one of the state’s public institutions to win a national title at any
level of college football.
Moore’s most evident stamp on the program may be its near
invincibility at home during his tenure. The Mountaineers have posted
a gaudy 81-17 record under Moore at Kidd Brewer Stadium and ride a
school-record 18-game winning streak at “The Rock” heading into the
2006 campaign.
While it may not have appeared so at the time, even to someone
as positive as Moore, the groundwork for the championship was laid
in 2004. Despite a 6-5 record, ASU’s smallest wins total in 11 seasons,
Moore turned in one of his finest coaching performances in ‘04. Moore,
whose Appalachian squads had become synonymous with the Power I
over his first 15 years in the High Country, introduced a no-huddle,
one-back offense during the spring practice period prior to the season.
The gamble paid immediate dividends, as the Mountaineers averaged
2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
a gaudy 33.2 points per game and set dozens of team and individual
offensive records throughout the season. Despite fielding a defense that
was decimated by injuries throughout the season, Moore’s Apps posted
a perfect 6-0 mark at home for the second-straight season, including
triumphs over No. 2 Furman and No. 5 Wofford.
In a 2003 season loaded with challenges, Moore’s squad won six of
its last seven games to finish second in the SoCon and 7-4 overall. The
season was peppered with adversity and although the Mountaineers
missed out on the postseason for the first time in six years, the veteran
leader showed his guile by rallying the squad after a 1-3 start.
The 2002 campaign was filled with special moments, including
becoming the Southern Conference’s all-time winningest coach with a
29-10 triumph at East Tennessee State on Oct. 5, the 110th win of his
ASU career. A fifth consecutive playoff appearance and spot in the final
top 10 poll capped the 8-4 campaign.
In 2001, Appalachian finished with a 9-4 final tally and ended
the season in the NCAA I-AA playoffs for the fourth-consecutive year.
Drama surrounds all of Moore’s landmark wins and his 100th victory at
ASU was nothing short of a thriller. No. 100 came Sept. 22, 2001 via an
8-6 win at The Citadel.
The 2000 Mountaineers went 10-4, advancing to the I-AA playoffs
and reaching the semifinals for just the second time in school history.
They set school marks for total offense and passing offense while
leading the SoCon in total defense and scoring.
1999 saw the Mountaineers go 7-1 in the Southern Conference to
earn a share of the conference title, the fifth in school history. The
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1998 season was special for Moore. On the night of Oct. 3, Moore
recorded his 100th career victory, a 30-27, overtime defeat of Wake
Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C.
In 1995, Moore led Appalachian to a 12-1 overall mark, recording a
perfect 11-0 regular-season, then advanced to the quarterfinals of the
NCAA Division I-AA playoffs and finished as the nation’s fifth-ranked
team in the final I-AA poll. Rated second for 13 consecutive weeks,
Moore’s squad became the first team in Southern Conference history
to compile an 8-0-0 league mark. The Mountaineers established new
standards by becoming the first team at the school to be undefeated and
untied in a regular season; set school marks for most season victories
(12), most consecutive wins (12) and most regular season triumphs
(11); set the record for league wins (8); and became the first NCAA
Division I squad in North Carolina to post an 11-0 regular season record
in the modern era. For his efforts, Moore was selected as both Southern
Conference and AFCA Region Coach of the Year for the second-straight
year.
In 1989, his first season at Appalachian, Jerry Moore guided
Appalachian to a 9-3 overall record, an at-large berth in the NCAA I-AA
playoffs and a No. 7 ranking in the final national polls. Included among
the nine wins was a 15-10 victory over Wake Forest and an undefeated
(6-0) home mark. Moore became the second Mountaineer head mentor
to post nine victories in his initial campaign and the first in 43 years to
accomplish the feat.
Prior to his arrival at ASU, Moore served as a head coach at North
Texas (1979-80) and Texas Tech (1981-85). In 24 overall seasons as a
head coach, Moore is 167-115-2. He also spent 15 successful seasons as
a well-respected assistant coach under coaching legends Hayden Fry at
SMU (1965-72), Tom Osborne at Nebraska (1973-78) and Ken Hatfield at
Arkansas (1988).
Moore continued to add to his already impressive coaching resume
in January 2006 when he served as an assistant coach at the annual
Hula Bowl all-star game in Honolulu.
Before beginning his coaching career as an assistant at Corsicana
H.S. in Corsicana, Texas from 1961-64, Moore enjoyed a prolific playing
career. He finished among the nation’s top 10 in receptions as a wide
receiver at Baylor from 1958-60. He was a team captain for the 11thranked Bears as a senior and graduated from Baylor with a degree in
finance and economics in 1961.
A native of Bonham, Texas, Moore was an all-state performer on the
gridiron and earned 14 varsity letters in four sports at Bonham H.S. He
is a member of the Bonham Athletics Hall of Fame.
An active and well-respected member of the American Football
Coaches Association, Moore is also active in various church and civic
groups. His sense of community was never more evident than the
months following the 2005 national championship, when he practiced
a “never say no” philosophy with regards to the numerous speaking
engagements that he was asked to participate in. As many as five nights
a week, Moore traveled across the Carolinas and the Southeast to appear
at as many of the banquets, clinics and other engagements that he was
asked to speak at as possible.
A devoted family man and active member of the High Country
community, Moore is married to the former Margaret Starnes, also a
Baylor alum. They have three children: Chris —ASU’s running backs
coach —Scott and Elizabeth, and six grandchildren.
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EDUCATION
B.A. in finance and economics,
from Baylor in 1961
PLAYING EXPERIENCE
1958-60 ...............Baylor
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1961-64 ...............Corsicana (Texas) H.S. (Assistant)
1965-72 ...............Southern Methodist (Assistant)
1973-78 ...............Nebraska (Assistant/Offensive Coordinator)
1979-80 ...............North Texas (Head Coach)
1981-85 ...............Texas Tech (Head Coach)
1988-89 ...............Arkansas (Assistant/Recruiting Coordinator)
1989-Present ........Appalachian State (Head Coach)
HONORS
AFCA National Coach of the Year
2005
AFCA Regional Coach of the Year
1994, 1995, 2005
Southern Conference Coach of the Year
1991, 1994, 1995, 2005
FAMILY
Married to the former Margaret Starnes.
Three children: Chris, Scott and Elizabeth.
Six grandchildren
Jerry Moore’s wife, Margaret, is a fixture in the stands at
Appalachian contests both home and away.
1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005 SOCON CHAMPIONS
2006
APPALACHIAN FOOTBALL
JERRY MOORE’S HEAD COACHING RECORD
Year
School
1979
North Texas
1980
North Texas
North Texas Totals
1981
Texas Tech
1982
Texas Tech
1983
Texas Tech
1984
Texas Tech
1985
Texas Tech
Texas Tech Totals
1989
Appalachian State
1990
Appalachian State
1991
Appalachian State
1992
Appalachian State
1993
Appalachian State
1994
Appalachian State
1995
Appalachian State
1996
Appalachian State
1997
Appalachian State
1998
Appalachian State
1999
Appalachian State
2000
Appalachian State
2001
Appalachian State
2002
Appalachian State
2003
Appalachian State
2004
Appalachian State
2005
Appalachian State
Appalachian Totals
CAREER TOTALS
Overall
Won Lost Tied
5
6
0
6
5
0
11
11
0
1
9
1
4
7
0
3
7
1
4
7
0
4
7
0
16
37
2
9
3
0
6
5
0
8
4
0
7
5
0
4
7
0
9
4
0
12
1
0
7
4
0
7
4
0
10
3
0
9
3
0
10
4
0
9
4
0
8
4
0
7
4
0
6
5
0
12
3
0
140
67
0
167 115
2
Pct.
.455
.545
.500
.136
.364
.318
.364
.364
.309
.750
.545
.667
.583
.364
.692
.923
.636
.636
.769
.750
.714
.692
.667
.636
.545
.800
.676
.592
JERRY MOORE IN THE NCAA I-AA PLAYOFFS
Seed
Year
Seed
Opponent
1989
10th
at 7Middle Tennessee State
1991
13th
at 4Eastern Kentucky
1992
12th
at 5Middle Tennessee State
1994
10th
at 7New Hampshire
at 2Boise State
13
1995
4th
James Madison
5
Stephen F. Austin
10
1998
7th
Tennessee State
at 2Northwestern State
13
Florida A&M
1999
4th
2000
13th
at 4Troy State
at 5Western Kentucky
at 1Montana
2001
—
William & Mary
at 2Georgia Southern
2002
—
Maine
2005
2nd
Lafayette
2nd
Southern Illinois
2nd
Furman
2nd
Northern Iowa
Conference
Won Lost Tied
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
0
7
1
3
5
0
3
4
1
2
6
0
1
7
0
9
29
2
5
2
0
5
2
0
6
1
0
5
2
0
4
4
0
6
2
0
8
0
0
5
3
0
6
2
0
6
2
0
7
1
0
6
2
0
6
2
0
6
2
0
6
2
0
4
3
0
6
1
0
97
33
0
106
62
2
Site
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Richmond, Ky.
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Durham, N.H.
Boise, Id.
Boone, N.C.
Boone, N.C.
Boone, N.C.
Natchitoches, La.
Boone, N.C.
Troy, Ala.
Bowling Green, Ky.
Missoula, Mont.
Boone, N.C.
Statesboro, Ga.
Boone, N.C.
Boone, N.C.
Boone, N.C.
Boone, N.C.
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Pct. Place
—
—
—
—
—
—
.063
9th
.375 T-6th
.438
6th
.250
8th
.125
7th
.250
—
.714
2nd
.714
2nd
.857
1st
.714
2nd
.500 T-4th
.750
2nd
1.000
1st
.625
4th
.750
2nd
.750
2nd
.875 T-1st
.750
2nd
.750
3rd
.750 T-2nd
.750
2nd
.571 T-3rd
.857
1st
.746
—
.629
—
Final
Rank
10th
17th
16th
9th
5th
22nd
22nd
6th
T-9th
4th
6th
10th
1st
Result
L, 21-24
L, 3-14
L, 10-35
W, 17-10
L, 14-17
W, 31-24
L, 17-27
W, 45-31
L, 20-31
L, 29-44
W, 33-30
W, 17-14
L, 16-19 (OT)
W, 40-27
L, 24-38
L, 13-14
W, 34-23
W, 38-24
W, 29-23
W, 21-16
ASU’S NFL PLAYERS UNDER MOORE
DRAFT PICKS
Year
1990
1992
1993
1996
1997
2001
Player, Pos.
Derrick Graham, OT
Keith Collins, DB
Gary Dandridge, DB
Mike Frier, DT
Harold Alexander, P
Matt Stevens, DB
Dexter Coakley, LB
Corey Hall, DB
Chosen by
Kansas City Chiefs
San Diego Chargers
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Atlanta Falcons
Buffalo Bills
Dallas Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons
Round
5
7
5
7
3
3
3
7
Pick
137
193
122
178
67
87
65
215
NFL PLAYERS
Player, Pos.
Harold Alexander, P
Dexter Coakley, LB
Gary Dandridge, DB
Mike Frier, DT
Derrick Graham, OT
Corey Hall, DB
Justin Seaverns, LB
Matt Stevens, DB
Daniel Wilcox, TE
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Team
Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks
Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks
Kansas City Chiefs
Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks
Oakland Raiders
Atlanta Falcons
Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
New England Patriots
Houston Texans
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens
Season
1993-94
1997-2004
2005-Pres.
1992
1992-93
1994
1990-94
1995
1996
1997-98
2001-02
2002
1996
1997-98
1998-2000
2001
2002-03
2001-02
2002
2004-Pres.
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JERRY MOORE VERSUS ALL OPPONENTS
Team
Air Force
Arkansas
Auburn
Baylor
Boise State
Brigham Young
Catawba
Chattanooga
The Citadel
Clemson
Coastal Carolina
Colorado
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Edinboro
Elon
Florida A&M
Furman
Gardner-Webb
Georgia Southern
Hawaii
Houston
James Madison
Lafayette
Kansas
Liberty
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana Tech
LSU
Maine
Marshall
Memphis
Miami (Fla.)
Middle Tennessee State
Mississippi College
Morehead State
Montana
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Mexico State
North Carolina A&T
NC State
North Texas
Northeast Louisiana
Northern Iowa
Northwestern State
Oklahoma State
Rice
SMU
Southern Illinois
Southern Miss
Stephen F. Austin
TCU
Tennessee State
Tennessee Tech
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas-Arlington
Texas State
Troy State
Tulsa
UTEP
VMI
Wake Forest
Washington
Western Carolina
Western Kentucky
West Texas State
West Virginia Tech
William & Mary
Wofford
Wyoming
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Total
1-1
0-5
0-1
1-4
0-1
0-1
1-0
15-2
12-5
0-3
1-0
0-1
0-1
13-2
7-2
1-0
3-0
0-1
9-9
1-0
6-8
0-1
0-6
4-1
1-0
0-2
6-2
1-0
1-0
0-1
0-1
5-4
1-1
0-1
0-2
1-0
1-0
0-1
1-0
2-3
2-0
3-1
0-2
1-0
1-0
1-0
0-2
0-1
3-2
0-7
1-0
0-1
0-1
2-1-2
1-0
1-0
0-5
3-2
3-0
1-0
1-1
2-2
2-0
13-1
5-6
0-2
15-2
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
7-2
0-1
ASU
—
—
0-1
—
0-1
—
1-0
15-2
12-5
0-3
1-0
—
—
13-2
7-2
1-0
3-0
0-1
9-9
1-0
6-8
0-1
—
4-1
1-0
0-1
6-2
—
—
0-1
0-1
5-4
—
—
0-2
1-0
1-0
0-1
1-0
—
—
3-1
0-2
—
—
1-0
0-2
—
—
—
1-0
—
0-1
—
1-0
1-0
—
—
—
1-0
1-1
—
—
13-1
5-6
—
15-2
1-0-0
—
1-0
1-0
7-2
0-1
North Texas
—
—
—
—
—
0-1
—
—
—
—
—
—
0-1
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
0-1
—
—
0-1
—
1-0
1-0
—
—
—
1-1
0-1
—
—
—
—
—
—
2-0
—
—
—
1-0
—
—
0-1
—
0-2
—
0-1
—
—
—
—
—
—
2-0
—
—
0-1
2-0
—
—
—
—
—
1-0
—
—
—
—
Texas Tech
1-1
0-5
—
1-4
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
0-1
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
0-5
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
2-3
—
—
—
1-0
—
—
—
—
3-2
0-5
—
—
—
2-1-2
—
—
0-5
3-2
1-0
—
—
2-1
—
—
—
0-2
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Last Meeting
13-28, 1985
7-30, 1985
15-22, 1999
0-31, 1985
14-17, 1994
23-41, 1980
31-20, 1989
35-25, 2005
45-13, 2005
12-23, 1997
30-3, 2005
27-45, 1981
16-49, 1979
21-7, 2003
24-16, 2005
44-7, 1995
52-14, 2005
29-44, 1999
29-23, 2005
43-7, 1989
24-7, 2005
17-40, 2003
16-17, 1985
31-24, 1995
34-23, 2005
8-36, 2005
29-22, 2002
22-20, 1980
19-17, 1979
0-24, 2005
13-14, 2002
17-50, 2002
29-10, 1980
8-26, 1980
10-35, 1992
31-23, 1991
24-21, 2003
16-19 (OT), 2000
17-10, 1994
32-31, 1985
38-28, 1980
38-31, 1995
10-35, 1992
28-7, 1985
26-18, 1980
21-16, 2005
35-40, 2004
7-25, 1979
27-29, 1985
7-9, 1985
38-24, 2005
10-30, 1979
17-27, 1995
63-7, 1985
45-31, 1998
16-3, 1996
21-34, 1985
27-28, 1985
44-7, 1984
41-34, 2004
33-30, 2000
21-17, 1985
35-15, 1980
54-13, 2002
10-20, 2001
3-10, 1982
35-7, 2005
17-14, 2000
28-14, 1979
64-14, 2001
40-27, 2001
49-17, 2005
7-53, 2004
MOORE NUMBERS
At Home
97-35-2
On The Road
67-80
At Neutral Sites
3-0
On Artificial Surfaces
118-70-2
On Grass Surfaces
49-46
In Post-Season Play
10-10
Most Games Played
18 vs. Furman
17 vs. The Citadel
17 vs. Chattanooga
17 vs. Western Carolina
Most Victories
15 vs. Chattanooga
15 vs. Western Carolina
13 vs. VMI
13 vs. East Tennessee State
Most Losses
9 vs. Furman
8 vs. Georgia Southern
7 vs. SMU
1986, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2005 SOCON CHAMPIONS
2006
APPALACHIAN FOOTBALL
JOHN WILEY
DALE JONES
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/DEF. BACKS
16TH SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: EAST TEXAS STATE, 1984
LINEBACKERS
11TH SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: TENNESSEE, 1988
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1987-88 .............. Texas (Defensive Backs)
1989-90 .............. Appalachian State (Defensive Backs)
1991 ................... Iowa Wesleyan (Def. Backs and Special Teams)
1992 ................... Valdosta State (Def. Backs and Special Teams)
1993-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Owns the longest tenure of any current assistant coach.
• Has spent his entire career mentoring defensive backs.
• Six Appalachian defensive backs have earned all-American
recognition during his career, including 2005 honorees
Corey Lynch and Jeremy Wiggins.
• Has coached 26 All-Southern Conference defensive backs.
• As the Mountaineers’ secondary coach, four of his players have been
selected in the NFL Draft (Keith Collins — 1990; Gary Dandridge — 1992;
Matt Stevens — 1995; and Corey Hall — 2000).
• Coached Stevens, a 2004 Appalachian Athletics Hall of Fame inductee to a
school-record 10 interceptions in 1994.
• Led Mountaineers to first-ever Southern Conference total defense title in
2000.
• Coordinated ASU defense that finished tops in the SoCon and 17th
nationally in scoring defense (18.8 ppg).
• Has produced 64 all-league selections over his time as Appalachian’s
defensive coordinator, including five honorees in 2005: Marques Murrell,
Jason Hunter, Corey Lynch, Jeremy Wiggins and Monte Smith.
• Coached in the 1987 Bluebonnet Bowl as an assistant at Texas.
• Worked with defensive secondary and special teams at Iowa Wesleyan that
was ranked as high as No. 5 in NAIA and advanced to the national playoffs
in 1991.
• Served as defensive backs and special teams coach for Valdosta State team
that finished 1992 ranked in the Top 20 in NCAA Division II.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: EAST TEXAS STATE (1980-83)
• Three-year letterwinner for the Lions from 1982-84.
• Member of the 1983 Lone Star Conference championship squad.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Texas City, Texas
Education: Bachelor’s degree, East Texas State, 1984
Marital Status: Married to the former Kelly Ponder
Children: Daughter: Megan; Sons: Jax and Luke
Note: Kelly Wiley was a four-year member of the Appalachian State University
cheerleading squad, including the Mountaineers’ 1989 UCA national
championship team.
2005 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1989 ................... Tennessee (Defensive Assistant)
1990 ................... Parma Panthers (Defensive Coordinator)
1991 ................... Florida (Defensive Assistant)
1992-95 .............. Georgia Military (Linebackers and Def. Backs)
1991-95 .............. Georgia Military (Defensive Coordinator)
1996-2004 ........... Appalachian State (Defensive Line/Special Teams)
2005-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Linebackers)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• In first season as linebackers coach, mentored Monte Smith to
all-Southern Conference recognition.
• Named 2002 Special Teams Coordinator of the Year by
American Football Monthly.
• As ASU’s defensive line coach, helped Mountaineers earn
SoCon Defensive Player of the Year awards in back-to-back seasons
(Josh Jeffries, 2002 and K.T. Stovall, 2003).
• As Mountaineers’ special teams coordinator, led the top punt and punt return
units in the SoCon in 2003.
• Coached two-time consensus All-American Josh Jeffries to the
program’s career quarterback sacks records.
• In last season with defensive linemen, mentored Marques Murrell to
2004 SoCon sacks title.
• In 2001, coached one of the best defensive lines in the nation,
with two Mountaineers receiving All-America plaudits.
• Instructed six defensive linemen to all-America honors and 15 to
all-Southern Conference recognition as Apps’ d-line coach.
• Coached eight defensive linemen that have moved on to the NFL.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: TENNESSEE (1983-86)
• Four-year starter at outside linebacker for the Volunteers.
• Named to Tennessee’s All-Time Football Team for the program’s 100 years of
intercollegiate football in 1990.
• Earned All-SEC honors in 1985 and ‘86.
• Honored as a Playboy All-American as a senior.
• Tabbed the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Lineman of the Year by the
Atlanta Touchdown Club in 1986.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Cleveland, Tenn.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Tennessee, 1988
Marital Status: Married to the former Donna Hall
Children: Daughter: Brooke McKenzie
Notes: Donna Jones also received her baccalaureate degree from the University
of Tennessee. One of 13 children, Dale has six brothers and six sisters.
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CHRIS MOORE
SHAWN ELLIOTT
RUNNING BACKS
12TH SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: APPALACHIAN, 1999
OFFENSIVE LINE
10TH SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: APPALACHIAN, 1996
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1995-98 .............. Appalachian State (Student Assistant)
1999-2000 ........... Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant)
2001-2004 ........... Appalachian State (Linebackers)
2005-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Running Backs)
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1997-98 .............. Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant)
1999-2000 ........... Appalachian State (Tight Ends)
2001-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Offensive Line)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• In first season on the offensive side of the ball, coached a rushing attack
that averaged 193.3 yards per game on the ground, an improvement of over
90 yards per game from the previous year.
• Coached true sophomore Kevin Richardson to all-conference and
all-America accolades in 2005. Richardson’s 1,433 yards on the ground were
the third-most in program history.
• Mentored at least one all-SoCon linebacker in each of his four
seasons with the position, including 2004 all-conference honoree
Jerelle Carter.
• Twenty-two Mountaineers were named all-conference over
his time as a defensive assistant, most notably two-time Buck Buchanan
Award-winner Dexter Coakley.
• Spent his first four years on the coaching staff working as a student
assistant.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: TEXAS TECH (1993), STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (1994)
• A three-time all-district performer at Coronado (Texas) High School.
• Earned all-area honors each of his final two prep seasons.
• A 1,000 yard rusher each of his three H.S. campaigns, Moore also earned two
letters in track and field.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Appalachian State, 1999
Marital Status: Married to the former Tracy Robinson
Children: Daughters: Chelsea Moore and Mikalla Shepherd
Notes: Moore is the son of Appalachian head coach Jerry Moore.
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Coached 2005 Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient
Matt Isenhour, the first Mountaineer to earn recognition as the league’s top
offensive lineman since 1989.
• Mentor for Isenhour and bookend tackle Grant Oliver, who both earned
all-America accolades in ‘05.
• Has coached five all-Americans altogther (Isenhour, Oliver, Joe Patrick ‘02,
Wayne Smith ‘01 and Tyler Elkins ‘01).
• Smith went on to be the first pick of the 2003 Canadian Football League
Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
• Has instructed 10 offensive linemen that have earned all-Southern
Conference recognition, including three last season (Isenhour and Oliver and
guard Kerry Brown).
• Spent two seasons coaching tight end Daniel Wilcox, who caught 46 passes,
including seven for touchdowns, on his way to all-America plaudits in 2000.
• One of three Appalachian coaches to earn the NCAA’s Award of Valor.
for their efforts in rescuing two individuals from a car accident on
Oct. 1, 2000.
• Instrumental in operating the Mountaineers’ annual summer camp programs.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: APPALACHIAN, 1991-95
• First player in school history to appear in the I-AA playoffs in four
separate seasons (1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995).
• Four-year letterwinner for the Black and Gold.
• Member of two Southern Conference championship teams
(1991 and 1995).
• Co-captain of the Mountaineers’ 1995 squad that finished 12-1.
• An all-Southern Conference selection at defensive end in 1995.
• Overcame an injury that required a medical redshirt in 1993.
• Teammate of fellow Appalachian assistant coach Scott Satterfield.
• In his four seasons as a player, the Mountaineers posted a combined record
of 36-14.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Camden, S.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Appalachian State, 1996
Marital Status: Married to the former Summer Scruggs
Notes: Summer graduated from Appalachian State University, where she was
also a student-athlete. She was named the women’s tennis team Most Valuable
Player in 1998. The couple is expecting their first child, a girl, in September.
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SCOTT SATTERFIELD
MARK SPEIR
QUARTERBACKS
9TH SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: APPALACHIAN, 1996
DEF. LINE/RECRUITING COORDINATOR
4TH SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: CLEMSON, 1990
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1998 ................... Appalachian State (Wide Receivers)
1999-2002 ........... Appalachian State (Running Backs)
2003-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Quarterbacks)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Molded all-American Richie Williams into the most prolific quarterback in
Appalachian history. Williams finished his career in 2005 as the holder of
every single-game, single-season and career record in school history, as well
as the Southern Conference’s all-time leader in total offense and the league’s
Offensive Player and Male Athlete of the Year.
• As running backs coach, instructed Jerry Beard, who ranks eighth in ASU
history with 2,068 rushing yards.
• Coached Jimmy Watkins, who became the 13th Mountaineer to rush for
1,000 yards in a season in 2001.
• Also guided Watkins in 2000, when he set an Appalachian record for
kickoff return yardage and returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns.
• The Mountaineer running game generated better than 2,400 yards in four of
his five seasons as running backs coach.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: APPALACHIAN (1992-95)
• Made 27 career starts at quarterback for the Black and Gold.
• Named first-team all-Southern Conference in 1995 after leading the
Mountaineers to a perfect 11-0 regular season and a 12-1 final record.
• Completed 124-of-215 pass attempts for 1,461 yards as a senior in 1995.
• Responsible for 2,110 yards of total offense during his senior campaign,
including 649 rushing yards.
• Ranks fifth on ASU’s all-time career completion percentage list with a mark
of .540 (315-of-583) and 17 touchdowns.
• His 3,504 career passing yards rank ninth in school history.
• Career-best passing performance came in 1994, versus Georgia Southern,
when he connected on 20-of-32 for 287 yards.
* All stats include postseason
PERSONAL
Hometown: Hillsborough, N.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Appalachian State, 1996
Marital Status: Married to the former Beth Burleson
Children: Daughter: Alli; Sons: Bryce and Isaac
Notes: The Mountaineers’ women’s track and field MVP in 1995, Beth won
SoCon titles in the 55-meter and 400-meter hurdles, as well as running one leg
of the 1995 SoCon champion 4X400-meter relay.
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COACHING EXPERIENCE
1986-89 .............. Clemson (Student Assistant)
1991-93 .............. Western Carolina (Running Backs)
1994 ................... Western Carolina (Outside Linebackers)
1995-96 .............. Western Carolina (Def. Line/Recruiting Coordinator)
1997-99 .............. Presbyterian (Def. Line/Strength and Conditioning)
2000-01 .............. Elon (RBs/Special Teams/Recruiting Coordinator)
2002 ................... Elon (Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator)
2003-04 .............. Appalachian State (Running Backs)
2004-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Recruiting Coordinator)
2005-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Defensive Line)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• In first season on the defensive side of the ball at ASU, coached a pair
of first-team all-Americans in Marques Murrell and Jason Hunter who
tied for the conference lead in sacks (13 each) and accounted for six
defensive touchdowns between the two of them in 2005.
• Boasts six years of experience as a recruiting coordinator. Incoming crop
of Mountaineer freshmen is widely considered to be among the top NCAA
Division I-AA recruiting classes in the nation.
• Worked with the defensive line for a Presbyterian team that in 1998 led all
of college football in takeaways (48).
• Mentored three all-South Atlantic Conference players while at Presbyterian.
• Coached a pair of All-Southern Conference running backs at archrival
Western Carolina.
• In 1992, coached Western Carolina’s first 1,000 yard rusher in 15 years when
Kevin Thigpen totaled 1,079 yards on the ground.
• Studied the coaching industry as a student at Clemson.
• Participated in four bowl games (two Citrus Bowls and
two Gator Bowls) as a student assistant coach.
• While at Clemson, the Tigers won three Atlantic Coast
Conference titles in four years.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Kannapolis, N.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Clemson, 1990,
Master’s degree, Western Carolina, 1994
Marital Status: Married to the former Paige Holt
Children: Sons: Zeb and Jackson
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LONNIE GALLOWAY
BRAD GLENN
WIDE RECEIVERS
2ND SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: WESTERN CAROLINA, 1994
TIGHT ENDS
2ND SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: CLEMSON, 1995
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1996-2002: .......... Elon (Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers)
2003-04: ............. East Carolina (Wide Receivers)
2005-pres.: .......... Appalachian State (Wide Receivers)
COACHING EXPERIENCE
1995-2000 ........... Greer (S.C.) H.S. (Quarterbacks/Offensive Coordinator)
2001 ................... Elon (Tight Ends)
2002-03 .............. North Greenville College (QBs/Offensive Coordinator)
2004 ................... Seneca (S.C.) H.S. (Wide Receivers/Offensive Cooridnator)
2005-pres. ........... Appalachian State (Tight Ends)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• In his first year at Appalachian, coached a trio of senior receivers
(Zach Johnson, Jermane Little and Brandon Turner) that combined for
1,285 yards, nearly matching the 1,421 yards that the threesome combined
for in their first three seasons at ASU.
• Finally got to hoist the Old Mountain Jug that eluded him four times as a
player at Western Carolina when Appalachian defeated WCU, 35-7, on
Nov. 12, 2005.
• At East Carolina, coached Terrence Cooper, who earned
all-Conference USA accolades and set ECU single-season records for
receptions and receiving yards in 2003.
• Mentored Arekta Banks, a two-time all-conference performer, at Elon.
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• In his first season on the Mountain, coached first-team all-Southern
Conference tight end Daniel Bettis. In 2005, Bettis hauled in 28 receptions.
Eight of those 28 catches were for touchdowns, good for an amazing 29 percent
of his total receptions.
• Helped lead Greer High School to back-to-back South Carolina Upper-State
runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000, posting a 25-3 overall record during that
stretch.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Seneca, S.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Clemson, 1995
Marital Status: Married to the former Anna Thompson
Notes: In his one season at Elon (2001) was on a staff with current ASU
assistants Mark Speir and Lonnie Galloway.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: WESTERN CAROLINA (1990-93)
• A four-year letterwinner at archrival Western Carolina.
• Is still WCU’s all-time leader in total offense.
• Passed for 5,545 yards during collegiate career, good for second on
Western’s all-time list.
• Still ranks among top 10 in seven more offensive categories for the
Catamounts.
• Played one season (1995) for the Charlotte Rage of the
Arena Football League.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Eden, N.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Western Carolina, 1994
Marital Status: Married to Winslow Galloway
Children: Daughter: Anna; Son: Hayes
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JASON BLALOCK
JEFF DILLMAN
DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT
3RD SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: APPALACHIAN, 2003
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
1ST SEASON AT APPALACHIAN
ALMA MATER: APPALACHIAN, 2001
COACHING EXPERIENCE
2004-Pres.: .......... Appalachian State (Defensive Assistant)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Helped coach a squad that led the Southern Conference in scoring defense
(18.8 ppg) and ranked second in the league in rush (166.6 ypg), pass (164.3)
and total (330.9) defense.
• Mentored a Mountaineer defensive unit that ranked among the top 20 in the
nation in pass (15th) and scoring (17th) defense.
• Coached a Mountaineer defense that boasted five all-conference performers
and four all-Americans.
• Assisted with defense that boasted four all-SoCon honorees in 2004.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: APPALACHIAN (2000-03)
• Saw action in every game over his final three years.
• Registered 37 tackles, including six for loss in 2003.
• Notched a safety in the final game of his career
• Top performance of his career came in the 2003 victory over
Georgia Southern, when he totaled seven tackles.
• Collected the lone interception of his career in the 2003
season opener at Hawaii.
• Member of Mountaineer squads that advanced to the I-AA
playoffs each of his first three seasons (2000, 2001, 2002).
• Played alongside four All-American defensive linemen while wearing a
Mountaineer uniform.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Hurdle Mills, N.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Appalachian, 2003
Marital Status: Single
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COACHING EXPERIENCE
2000-01 .............. Appalachian State (student asst. — football and S&C)
2001-03 .............. Louisiana-Monroe (assistant strength and conditioning)
2003-06 .............. LSU (assistant strength and conditioning)
2006-pres. ........... Appalachian State (strength and conditioning coach)
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Spent the past three years at LSU, working primarily with the men’s and
women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis and gymnastics programs and
assisting with football and baseball.
• Oversaw strength and conditioning programs for the Tigers’ men’s and
women’s basketball squads that both reached the Final Four in 2006.
• Spent 18 months at Louisiana-Monroe prior to arrival at LSU. Worked
primarily wih the Indians’ baseball, men’s golf, women’s soccer, swimming
and diving, volleyball, softball, women’s tennis and track and field programs
while serving as first assistant to the football strength and conditioning
program.
• In addition to being a student-athlete while at Appalachian, Dillman
also participated as a student assistant coach with both the strength and
conditioning program and the football team, where he helped coach the
offensive line.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: ELON (1995-97), APPALACHIAN (1998-99)
• Earned letters under head coaches Leon Hart and Al Seagraves at Elon before
transferring to Appalachian.
• Was a letterwinner for the Mountaineers’ 1999 SoCon championship squad.
PERSONAL
Hometown: Rockingham, N.C.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Appalachian State, 2001
Marital Status: Engaged to be married to Jeanne Hieronimus in Feb. 2007
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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS CHARLIE COBB
2ND YEAR AT APPALACHIAN
B.A.: NC STATE, 1990
M.S.A.: OHIO, 1992
Y
ear one at Appalachian State University was an unparalleled success
for director of athletics Charlie Cobb.
Among the many successes enjoyed by Appalachian athletics during the first 12 months of Cobb’s tenure were:
• The University’s first NCAA Division I-AA football national
championship — the first NCAA football title ever won by a
team from the state of North Carolina.
• Shattering regular-season attendance records at “The Rock”
with an average of 23,169 fans piling into Kidd Brewer Stadium.
during the regular season — 139.15 percent of the stadium’s
seating capacity of 16,650.
• Germann Cup Championship – given to the top overall women’s
sports program in the Southern Conference.
• Commissioner’s Cup Championship – given to the top overall
men’s sports program in the Southern Conference.
• 35 percent of the athletics department’s students making the
Academic Honor Roll (minimum GPA of 3.25).
• Four teams (men’s basketball, women’s cross country and
women’s indoor and outdoor track and field) earning public
recognition awards, based on being among the nation’s top 10
percent in their respective sports based on Academic Progress
Rate (APR) scores.
• The Yosef Club, which provides scholarships for studentathletes, reaching the $1 million threshold for the fiscal year
— up over $400,000 from the previous year and marking the
first time in the Yosef Club’s 34-year history that it reached the
$1 million plateau.
Additionally, Cobb has gotten the ball rolling on a $32 million
athletics facilities enhancement plan. The plan includes renovations to
Kidd Brewer Stadium, a 100,000-square foot athletics complex adjacent
to KBS, an indoor practice facility and new stadiums for Appalachian’s
baseball, softball and soccer programs.
While Cobb is quick to point out the “total team effort” put forth
to achieve the many successes that have been enjoyed since he began
his tenure as ASU’s director of athletics on July 1, 2005, it is the experience, vision and work ethic of the 38-year-old Cobb steered the Mountaineers towards new heights.
Prior to his arrival in Boone, Cobb was a member of the athletics
department at North Carolina State University from 1998-2005.
A four-year football letterwinner at NC State from 1986-89, Cobb
served as the Wolfpack’s senior associate athletics director for external
operations for the seven years prior to his arrival in Boone. In that
role, he oversaw NC State’s marketing, ticket operations, media relations
and student-athlete development operations, as well as serving on the
department’s compact strategic planning initiative, gender equity and
facilities committees.
During his tenure, NC State increased football season-ticket sales
by 87 percent and men’s basketball season-ticket sales by 121 percent.
The combined ticket revenues accounted for an annual increase of over
86 percent for Wolfpack athletics, generating more than $6 million for
the department.
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In addition, Cobb served as NC State’s administrator for baseball
and women’s soccer, tournament manager for the 2004 NCAA men’s basketball first and second rounds at the RBC Center and the chair for the
southeast region of the NCAA women’s soccer committee.
Prior to returning to his alma mater in ‘98, Cobb spent five years
in Atlanta, Ga., where he held positions with the Atlanta Sports Council, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and the Georgia Dome. As an assistant
executive director for the Atlanta Sports Council and the Peach Bowl,
he helped coordinate Atlanta’s bid for the 2002 NCAA men’s basketball
Final Four and handled all game and event operations for the Peach
Bowl.
As sales manager for the Georgia Dome from 1994-97, Cobb helped
procure events such as the Southeastern Conference football championship, the SEC and Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournaments, NCAA men’s basketball championship events, Georgia High
School Association football playoffs, major concerts and other college
and amateur sporting events.
Cobb earned a B.A. in business administration from NC State in
1990. A second-team all-ACC honoree at center as a senior, Cobb was
an academic all-ACC selection and collected the prestigious Jim Tatum
Award, presented to the ACC football senior with the highest grade point
average, and the Bob Warren Memorial Award, given to the Wolfpack
football player that displays the highest integrity and sportsmanship.
After receiving post-graduate scholarships from both the ACC and
NFL Charities, Cobb earned a master’s degree in sports administration
from Ohio University in 1992.
Cobb is married to the former Lindsay Brecher, who was an allACC goalkeeper for NCSU women’s soccer from 1988-90 and serves as
a volunteer assistant coach for Appalachian’s women’s soccer program.
They have an eight-year-old son, Harrison, and a five-year-old daughter, Branan.
Charlie Cobb and his son, Harrison (left), celebrate with former Appalachian
wide receiver Zach Johnson following the Mountaineers’ vicrtory in last December’s
national championship game.
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ATHLETICS STAFF
Gerald Adams
Director
Yosef Club
Brandi Alexander
Head Coach
Field Hockey
Gina Arnette
Administrative
Assistant
Rick Beasley
Senior Assoc. AD
Athletic Develop.
Matt Boykin
Asst. Coach
Baseball
Melissa Bryan
Director
Corporate Sales
Chad Callihan
Head Coach
Volleyball
Dr. Jay Cranston
Team Physician
Colin Crothers
Head Coach
Women’s Tennis
Mike Curcio
Head Coach
Cross Country
Bill Dicus
Head Coach
Golf
Travis Drake
Asst. Coach
Wrestling
Teresa Eggers
Assistant
Ticket Manager
Houston Fancher
Head Coach
Men’s Basketball
Liam Farrell
Asst. Coach
Men’s Soccer
Chris Gaskill
Asst. Coach
Volleyball
Eric Hart
Asst. Academic
Coordinator
Amy Herrington
Asst. Coach
Softball
Troy Heustess
Director
Facilities
David Jackson
Assoc. AD
Public Affairs
Leila Jackson
Director
Multimedia Design
Doug Justice
Director
Game Operations
Erin Justice
Coordinator
Student Develop.
Bob Lake
Head Coach
Men’s Tennis
Cindy Lentz
Assistant
Athletic Trainer
Kathryn Love
Adminstrative
Assistant
Paul Mance
Head Coach
Wrestling
Kim McConnell
Administrative
Assistant
Damion McLean
Asst. Coach
Track & Field
Matt McMahon
Assoc. Head Coach
Men’s Basketball
Josh McWhorter
Asst. Coach
Golf
Richard Morgan
Asst. Coach
Men’s Basketball
Jamie Moul
Assistant
Athletic Trainer
Chris Pollard
Head Coach
Baseball
Ben Popoola
Head Coach
Women’s Soccer
Debbie Richardson
Sr. Assoc. AD
Sr. Woman Admin.
Priscilla Rickenbacker
Asst. Coach
Women’s Basketball
Laurie Rivera
Assistant
Athletic Trainer
Jean Roberts
Dir. of Academic
Services
Jason Robey
Assistant
Athletic Trainer
Willie Rucker
Head Coach
Softball
Kim Sherill
Asst. Academic
Coordinator
Jim Shorten
Head
Athletic Trainer
Adrienne Shuler
Head Coach
Women’s Basketball
Ahmad Smith
Asst. Coach
Men’s Basketball
April Smith
Asst. Coach
Track & Field
Lindsay Smith
Asst. Coach
Women’s Basketball
Paul Stahlschmidt
Head Coach
Men’s Soccer
Samantha Stevens
Dir. Marketing &
Promotions
Jay Sutton
Assoc. AD
Internal Operations
Kim Thompson
Asst. Coach
Women’s Basketball
John Vance
Assistant
Athletic Trainer
David Ward
Assistant Coach
Track & Field
Denise Watson
Admin. Asst.
Football
NOT PICTURED:
John Weaver
Head Coach
Track & Field
John Welch
Equipment
Manager
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Adam Witten
Director
External Operations
Lynda Young
Admin. Asst.
Yosef Club
John Mark Bentley, Assistant Wrestling Coach
Joe Boitnotte, Assistant Wrestling Coach
Lucy Durbin, Assistant Field Hockey Coach
Kelly Flanary, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Katie Sanders, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Cory Smith, Head Cheerleading Coach
Stefanie Whitworth, Continuing Elgibility
Dempsey Wilcox, Business Manager
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