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Phoenixville Area School District

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1 week ago @ 10:08AM

PASD mourns the passing of Coach Lonny Moore

The Phoenixville community mourns the passing of legendary PAHS coach and teacher, Lonny Moore.  Coach Moore taught at Phoenixville Area High School for 32 years, teaching health and physical education.

Lonny was a 1957 graduate of Norristown High School.  After high school, Lonny earned his Bachelors degree at West Chester University and Masters degree at Bridgeport University.  Lonny began his teaching career in the Spring-Ford School District in 1963, before spending the next 32 years as a teacher at PAHS. 

Moore taught Health and Physical Education at PAHS, in addition to serving as a Class Advisor, Intramural Director, Graduation Ceremony Director, student-teacher mentor, Men's Varsity Club Advisor and an Interim Administrator for both PAHS and PAMS.  

Coach Moore was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005 and was the recipient of the Most Influential Coaching Award in 2000.  He was inducted into the District One Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000 and served as the District One Wrestling Steering Committee Chairman for 30 years.

Moore coached football, track & field and girls tennis at PAHS, but is best known for his stewardship of the Phantom wrestling program.  As the Head Wrestling Coach from 1966 through 1981, Moore's Phantoms went 160-51-5.  Phoenixville had three undefeated teams during that stretch, winning five Ches-Mont League Championships, 43 consecutive matches, three District 1 titles, four Sectional titles, and two Southeast Regional titles.  Moore was named the Ches-Mont Coach of the Year six times, Pottstown Mercury Coach of the Year six times, and the District One and Southeast Regional Coach of the Year two times each.

At his 2011 induction into the PAHS Wall of Fame, the following was read about Coach Moore: "Coach Moore will be remembered for his humor, generosity, dedication, and genuine interest in all his students and colleagues.  To him, they were not only his students and friends; they were a very important part of his life."

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