Coach G.A. Moore Retires

12-18-04- Texas' all-time winningest high school football coach has announced plans to retire at the end of the school year.

Yesterday, Pilot Point's GA Moore told superintendent Cloyce Purcell, his coaches and players of his plans to retire as the school's head football coach and athletic director.

He says that a lot of thought and prayer went into the decision.
Moore has compiled 412 wins and eight state championships in 42
seasons.

Purcell said Moore has not submitted official retirement paperwork with the school district and left the door open for the 66 year old to return if he changes his mind.

Moore coached 39 of his 42 seasons at two places -- Pilot Point,
his alma mater, and Celina. He won six state titles, including four straight from 1998 to 2001, at Celina. His other championships at
Celina came in 1974 and 1995. He won back-to-back state titles in
1980 and '81 at Pilot Point.

Moore, who ranks third on the nation's all-time wins list, led Pilot Point to an 8-3 record this season.


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