Longtime Irmo track and cross country coach Mike Moore died Thursday, a week after suffering a stroke.
Moore was 68 years old.
“Irmo High grieves the loss of our beloved Coach Mike Moore, longtime cross country and track coach. He will live on in our hearts,” Irmo principal David Riegel posted on Twitter Friday morning.
“A good man who will be greatly missed,” Irmo basketball coach Tim Whipple said.
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Moore, an Eau Claire graduate, coached cross country and track at Orangeburg-Wilkinson and Irmo for 40 seasons. He led the Yellow Jackets to a pair of boys cross country state championships in 1992 and 1998 and two girls state track and field titles in 1997 and 1999.
Moore’s Irmo cross country and track and field teams finished second in the state on seven different occasions and won more than 20 region championships.
Moore was inducted S.C. Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and into the S.C. USTAF Hall of Fame in 2008.
Moore is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and two daughters Meredith Hamby and Madelyn (Chad) Bowers.
A remembrance is planned for Moore on Saturday during the awards ceremony of the Lake Murray Invitational, where Irmo cross country teams are competing. The event will be renamed the Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational next year.
A service celebrating coach Moore’s life will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene. There will be a reception in the church’s gymnasium following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Student Ministries at Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, 901 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210.