Dec. 4, 2012
NEW YORK -
University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore was formally presented as the recipient of the 2012 John L. Toner Award on Tuesday night at the 55th Annual National Football Foundation (NFF) Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The Toner Award is presented annually by the NFF to an athletic director who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football.
Moore has presided over Alabama athletics since 1999 and his leadership has resulted in seven NCAA team championships and 19 Southeastern Conference (SEC) team championships and numerous individual national and conference crowns for the Crimson Tide during his tenure. Moore's commitment to excellence has also extended to the classroom as Alabama has had 62 Academic All-Americans under Moore's leadership. Under Moore's watch, Alabama has produced 18 NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship winners, 10 NCAA Top VIII selections, three Campbell Trophy finalists and four NCAA Woman of the Year finalists.
Moore currently manages a $101 million annual budget and a varsity sport program that consists of 21 men's and women's varsity teams. He envisioned and oversaw the expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2006 and 2009, pushing the venue's capacity to 101,821, which ranks fifth nationally.
More than $220 million has been raised for construction of new facilities and enhancement of existing athletics facilities. Under Moore's leadership, Alabama has erected new stadiums for soccer, softball and tennis; new facilities for women's basketball and volleyball; a new golf clubhouse; and improved facilities for every other UA sports team, in addition to the renovation of the Bill Battle Center for Athletic Student Services, the Mal Moore Athletics Building, Coleman Coliseum, the Bryant-Denny Stadium expansions and an ongoing expansion and enhancement of Alabama's strength and conditioning center.
During Moore's tenure, the Crimson Tide football team has won two national championships (2009 and 2011), posted seven 10-win seasons, a 5-4 bowl record, appearances in five Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl games and SEC championships in 1999, 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2010, Moore was among five finalists for the Sports Business Athletic Director of the Year.