The Alan C. & Elizabeth Martin Moore Lecture Series
The Alan C. & Elizabeth Martin Moore Lecture Series was established in 2011 at the UF College of Health and Human Performance. The series was created in honor of Professor Emeritus Alan C. Moore and his late wife, Elizabeth. These annual lectures serve to bring distinguished professionals and experts in the fields of health, active living and physical education to the College’s faculty, students and colleagues.
Thursday, November 12
Florida Gym Courts
The Status of College Sports – Mr. Jeremy Foley – 11:45 a.m.
Jeremy N. Foley, who has handled virtually every aspect of the University of Florida’s $112.8 million athletic program during his athletic administrative career – which began with an internship in the Gator Ticket Office in 1976 – was named UF’s Director of Athletics in March of 1992. He is the second longest tenured athletic director among Bowl Championship series Conference schools.
Foley brings a passionate top-to-bottom team approach to the top athletic post at the University of Florida. Foley’s philosophy involves the continued building of a comprehensive athletic program, with the goal of having the overall UF program ranked as the top athletic program in the nation.
The Future of College Sports – Mrs. Amy Perko – 12:00 p.m.
Amy Perko has served as executive director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics since 2005. In June 2010, the commission released its third major report – “Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values and the Future of College Sports.” In August 2011, the NCAA Board of Directors adopted one of the report’s central recommendations that will require teams to be on track to graduate 50 percent of their players to be eligible for postseason championships.
Perko serves as the Commission’s spokesperson, and has been quoted and interviewed by leading news media, including: USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and numerous public radio stations. Perko also presents the Commission’s work and recommendations at universities and various meetings, including the NCAA’s Scholarly Colloquium, Sports Business Journal’s Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, and various athletic conference meetings.
She has written published commentaries on college sports issues, including two published by The New York Times: “Promoting Academics in College Sports” and “Colleges Can Take Action Without an Athletes’ Union.”
Having served in various leadership positions in sports for more than 20 years, Perko is a recognized leader on college sports issues. In January 2012, she received the NCAA’s prestigious Silver Anniversary Award, which is given to six former college athletes on the occasion of their 25th anniversary from college participation in recognition of their civic and professional contributions.
Professor Emeritus Alan C. Moore
Alan C. Moore came to the University of Florida in 1953. He obtained his B.S. from Springfield College and Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina where he was Head Coach of Soccer & Lacrosse & Assistant Professor of Physical Education. Prof. Moore served as professor for sport and exercise science until his retirement in 1990, when he was honored with the distinction of Professor Emeritus and distinguished Retiring Professor by the Golden Key Society of UF. In 1986, Moore retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve with rank of Commander. Professor Moore has been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, FAHPERD, AAHPERD, and the U.S. Coast Guard and has served his profession through leadership positions at the national, district and state levels.
Professor Moore is well known for his dedicated service as founder, faculty adviser, and coach of the University of Florida Soccer Club from 1953-1990, with a record of six undefeated seasons and and 501 wins. Not only has he published in the recognized journals in his field, but also has co-authored textbooks on topics ranging from soccer to physical fitness. He was also inducted into the Mount Herman Prep School (MA) Athletic Hall of Fame and the Springfield College (MA) Athletic Hall of Fame.
David Epstein: “Roger vs. Tiger: Why Sports Science Says We’re Developing Young Athletes Wrong”
Author, Investigative Reporter
January 28, 2015
Director of Sports Development, Walt Disney World Co. specifically ESPN Wide World of Sports.
April 7, 2014
Communications Consultant, Sports & Fitness Industry Association
March 29, 2013
Chairman, Youth Initiatives, The Cooper Institute
April 12, 2011