G.A. Moore Jr.
The "All Time Winningest Coach" in Texas High School football history is G.A. Moore, Jr. He celebrates 50 years of coaching in 2012. He is currently serving as Aubrey High School's head football coach. Inspiring high school football programs across Texas, he has compiled an amazing record of 429-97-9, along with eight state championships. Born and raised in Pilot Point, Moore played football, basketball, track and baseball, lettering 16 times. Named All State in football and basketball, he had his eyes on more than just sports. Also attending Pilot Point High was his future wife, Lois Ann, a freshman when he was a senior. They began dating in college, and celebrate 50 years of marriage together. He played football on scholarship at North Texas State University, graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor's of Science degree. He earned his Masters from NTSU in 1967. Moore started his coaching career in 1962 at Bryson High School, a team he elevated from losing 21 games in a row to 5-5 his first season. Moving home to Pilot Point the following year, he took the football team by the reigns. The Bearcats went from losing six seasons in a row to becoming a respected and legitimate team in 2A football. After taking a few years off from coaching, he returned to the football field in 1972 as head coach at Celina High School. With an impressive 52-5-2 record over the first five years, Moore led the Bobcats to a State Championship victory in 1974. In 1977, Moore went back to his home roots, again, and led Pilot Point to back-to-back state championships in 1980 and 1981. He stayed with the Bearcats for nine years, and in 1986 took over Sherman High School's football program, a team suffering 0-10 the previous year. Sherman defeated Gainesville in their first game, and turned around their 0-10 record to 6-4, which earned Moore the Dallas Area Coach of the Year. He spent the next 14 years back in Celina, leading the Bobcats to the best season they'd seen in ten years. In his first year, the Celina football team not only won their district championship, but also advanced to the state semifinals. Celina's impeccable 163-22 record earned five state championships, tied a state record of four championships in a row, and a 57 game winning streak. In 2002 he returned one last time to his hometown Pilot Point, serving as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for 3 years. He refrained from coaching for 3 years, and in 2009 became Aubrey High School's head football coach. A man of great character, Moore credits his success on the field to something more than talent or ability. "I have been blessed by every measure in winning games and coaching good kids, but the winning came when I got things straight with the Lord," said Moore. "It wasn't about my ability." Honored in the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame and the Texas High School Coaches Hall of Honor, Moore says induction into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 2011) is "the biggest honor by far."