Former Buc Dave Moore to be announced as Shorecrest football coach

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Tue. December 13, 2011 | John C. Cotey | Email

Former Buc Dave Moore to be announced as Shorecrest football coach

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer tight end Dave Moore is expected to be announced as Shorecrest's next head football coach Wednesday at a 3 p.m. news conference at the school.

Moore is currently a color analyst on the Buccaneer Radio Network, but according to broadcast operations manager Jeff Ryan, he will take over a Chargers program that has been headed up by Phil Hayford since 1978. Moore will  keep doing his broadcasting duties. A call to Moore was not immediately returned Tuesday night. 

Hayford's 33-year run came to a close this season when he was asked to step aside by Shorecrest officials after 191 victories, second all-time in Pinellas County.

Moore played 13 of his 15 NFL seasons with the Bucs after being drafted in the seventh round in 1992 by the Miami Dolphins. Moore played from 1992-2001 with the Bucs, left for two seasons to play with Buffalo, then finished his career in Tampa Bay, retiring in 2007 after making his first Pro Bowl.

In 220 NFL games, Moore had 207 catches for 2,028 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Moore replaced Hardy Nickerson on the Buccaneers Radio Network in 2007, and has also coached youth football in St. Petersburg.

Other former Bucs with ties to area high schools include ex-coach Jon Gruden at Carrollwood Day, Cosey Coleman at Middleton, ricky Reynolds at Gaither and Mike Alstott at St. Petersburg Catholic. All three were assistants this season.

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