Former Marshall coach Moss dies
HUNTINGTON -- Perry Moss, whose coaching career included stops at Marshall, Florida State and the indoor professional Jacksonville Tomcats, died Thursday in Florida due to complications from a neuromuscular disease, the Florida Times-Union newspaper in Jacksonville reported. He was 88.
Moss was head coach of the Thundering Herd in 1968 and went 0-9-1. After the season, allegations of rules violations and broken promises came to light and were proven true. Ultimately Marshall was found guilty of more than 100 NCAA rules violations and was later expelled from the Mid-American Conference. Moss was fired, and former assistant Rick Tolley was named Moss' successor.
Moss started his coaching career in 1949 and wrapped it up with the Jacksonville Tomcats in the arenafootball2league in 2000. The Tomcats went 9-8 and Moss retired for good.
Moss coached in just about every league there was, college, arena football, the Canadian Football League, the USFL, the NFL. He was also the head coach and athletic director at Florida State in1959 before a nomadic coaching trek that took him to 18 different locations.
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