Jerry Moore retiring as Appalachian State football coach

Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore is carried off the field after Appalachian's historic victory against Michigan. (AP photo)

Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore is carried off the field after Appalachian's historic victory against Michigan. (AP photo)

Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore is carried off the field after Appalachian's historic victory against Michigan. (AP photo)

Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore is carried off the field after Appalachian’s historic victory against Michigan. (AP photo)

BOONE, N.C. — Jerry Moore is retiring and will not return as Appalachian State’s football coach next season, according to school officials.

Moore, 73, coached at ASU for 24 seasons. He is the winningest coach in Appalachian State University and Southern Conference history.

Moore’s record was 242-134-2 in 31 seasons overall as a head coach, including tenures at North Texas and Texas Tech.

ASU’s season ended Saturday with a 38-37 overtime loss to Illinois State in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Assistant head coach Scott Satterfield will serve as Appalachian State’s interim head coach while a nationwide search is conducted for the 20th head coach in program history.

Dr. Kenneth E. Peacock, Appalachian State University chancellor, said Moore will be missed.

“He touched the lives of many young people and made life better for them. He will be missed but never forgotten at Appalachian State,” he said.

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