Mal Moore named top athletic director
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame named Mal Moore the 2012 recipient of the John L. Toner Award last Wednesday.
The Toner Award is presented annually to the athletic director “who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football.”
“Mal’s leadership of Alabama football has been impeccable,” NFF President and CEO Steve Hatchell said in a statement. “The Crimson Tide’s success on the gridiron is undeniable, but his leadership can be felt throughout the University of Alabama and the NCAA as a whole. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.”
Moore has presided over Alabama athletics since 1999, and in that time, Alabama has won five NCAA team championships, 18 Southeastern Conference team championships and numerous individual awards.
During Moore’s tenure, the Crimson Tide football team has won two national championships, posted six 10-win seasons, a 5-4 bowl record and appearances in four BCS bowl games and SEC championships in 1999, 2009 and 2011. In 2010, Moore was among five finalists for the Sports Business Athletic Director of the Year.
Moore will be honored at the 55th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 4 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.