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Eugene T. ‘Gene’ Moore

Hometown: Lake City, S.C. Education: Lake City High School Clemson College, bachelor’s degree University of South Carolina, master’s degree Occupation: Retired public school administrator, Florence School District III Family: Wife, Lorraine Linsenbardt Moore Daughters, Darla Dee Moore and Lisa Moore Golonka Grandsons, David Allen Golonka and William A. Golonka Hobbies: South Carolina, American and world history; establishing a local history museum for the Lake City community; walking woodland trails with canine friends Dixie Doodle, Lucy, Liston and Lucky Dog. Religion: Lake City United Methodist Church Civic: Past president, Lake City Lions; president, Lake City Community Museum; past president, Lake City United Methodist Men’s Club.

Athletic highlights:

  • All South Carolina (football), 1948
  • National Lineman of the Week (center), 1949
  • Honorable Mention All-American (football), 1949
  • Center on Clemson’s 11-0 football team, 1948
  • Starting center for Clemson in exciting 24-23 win over the Missouri Tigers in 1949 Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Selected by teammates to captain 1949 football squad
  • Named by Coach Frank Howard to play on South squad in Blue-Gray game in 1949.
  • Named by Coach Howard to play on South squad in All Star Senior Bowl, 1949.
  • Honorable Mention All-Southern Football, 1948
  • Offered football contract with New York Giants, 1950
  • Signed baseball contract with Philadelphia Phillies, 1950
  • Inducted into Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, football and baseball, 1993

Bits and Pieces:

  • 1947, first and last Clemson student ever voted Mr. Furman by female student body, when a Lake City girl, without his knowledge, submitted photo for contest.
  • 1947, his baseball team was knocked out of the playoffs by George Bush Sr.’s Yale team.
  • He was the original IPTAY mascot.
  • He served in 2nd Armored Division as 2nd lieutenant, trained as tank commander.