Mal Moore steps down as UA Athletic Director

Mal Moore steps down as UA Athletic Director

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UA Athletic Director Mal Moore. Source: File WBRC video UA Athletic Director Mal Moore. Source: File WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The University of Alabama announced Wednesday afternoon that Mal Moore will step down as Athletic Director.

Moore will become a special assistant to University President Judy Bonner. In a UA press release, Moore cited his health as the reason for this move.

"I am at a point that I can no longer fulfill my duties as athletics director in the true championship manner the position requires," said Moore in a release. "While I have to focus on my health issue, I look forward to maintaining an ongoing working relationship with this great University as special assistant to Dr. Bonner. I know I can count on each of you to continue your unequaled support for me and The University of Alabama."

Moore was admitted to the hospital for pulmonary issues, most recently in March 2013 and last year in August.

Moore first arrived at the Capstone to play football as a quarterback and then went on to coach under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. As a coach, player and athletic director Moore has been a part of 10 national championships (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011 and 2012), 16 SEC championships, and 39 bowl trips.

The University said that a new Athletic Director will be named as quickly as possible.

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