Former Herd coach dies
HUNTINGTON--Former Marshall University football coach Perry Moss dies on Thursday in Florida due to complications from a neuromuscular disease . He was 88.
Moss coached at Marshall in 1968 and the Thundering Herd went 0-9-1 that season. 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 later was expelled from the Mid-American Conference. Moss was fired and former assistant Rick Tolley was named new coach.
Moss started his coaching career in 1949 and wrapped it up with the Jacksonville Tomcats in arenafootball2league in 2000. He also was athletic director and head coach at Florida State in 1959. His nomadic coaching trek took him to 18 different locations.