World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Charley Moran

Article Id: WHEBN0004445983
Reproduction Date:

Title: Charley Moran  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Texas A&M Aggies baseball, List of Texas A&M Aggies head football coaches, Bo McMillin, Charles Moran, 1922 Dixie Classic
Collection: 1878 Births, 1949 Deaths, 19Th-Century Players of American Football, Austin Senators Players, Baseball Players from Tennessee, Bethel University (Tennessee) Alumni, Bethel Wildcats Football Players, Bucknell Bison Football Coaches, Carlisle Indians Football Coaches, Catawba Indians Football Coaches, Centre Colonels Football Coaches, Chattanooga Lookouts Players, Cleburne Railroaders Players, Dallas Giants Players, Dallas Griffins Players, Fort Worth Panthers Players, Frankford Yellow Jackets Coaches, Galveston Sand Crabs Players, Grand Rapids Wolverines Players, Little Rock Travelers Players, Major League Baseball Catchers, Major League Baseball Umpires, Milwaukee Brewers (Minor League) Players, Minor League Baseball Managers, Montgomery Billikens Players, Savannah Indians Players, Sportspeople from Nashville, Tennessee, St. Louis Cardinals Players, Tennessee Volunteers Football Players, Texas A&M Aggies Baseball Coaches, Texas A&M Aggies Football Coaches
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Charley Moran

Charley Moran
Sport(s) American football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1878-02-22)February 22, 1878
Nashville, Tennessee
Died June 14, 1949(1949-06-14) (aged 71)
Horse Cave, Kentucky
Playing career


Bethel (TN)

St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
Coaching career (HC unless noted)


Carlisle Indian (assistant)
Texas A&M
Frankford Yellow Jackets

Texas A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 121–35–12 (college football)
2–5–1 (NFL)
48–46–5 (college baseball)
Bowls 1–1
College Football Data Warehouse

Charles Barthell Moran (February 22, 1878 – June 14, 1949), nicknamed "Uncle Charley," was an American sportsman who gained renown as both a catcher and umpire in Major League Baseball and as a collegiate and professional football coach.


  • Early life 1
  • Coaching and officiating 2
  • Head coaching record 3
    • College football 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Moran was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and played football for the University of Tennessee in 1897, but left after one year to go to Bethel College, where he coached football as well as playing the sport. After graduating, he became an assistant to Pop Warner at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School,[1] and played minor league baseball in 1902 for teams in Little Rock, Chattanooga and Dallas.[2]

In Savannah (1908).[2] He returned to the Cardinals as a catcher in 1908 and played in 21 games, batting .175 as the team again finished last.

His minor league career continued with teams in Milwaukee, Mobile, New Orleans, Dallas and Montgomery until he suffered a broken leg in 1912. He briefly played with teams in Chattanooga and Brunswick in 1913 before retiring as a player. After managing an Austin team in 1914, he began umpiring, in the Texas League in 1915–16 and the Southern Association in 1917.[2]

Coaching and officiating

Moran began coaching football in 1909 at Texas A&M, where he accumulated a 38–8–4 record as head coach over six seasons through 1914. Note. This may be incorrect as he was elevated to head coach after the second game of the 1909 season.

He became a National League umpire in 1918, a job he held through the 1939 season. He officiated in four World Series (1927, 1929, 1933, and 1938), serving as crew chief on the last two occasions. He was behind the plate on May 8, 1929 when Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants pitched an 11–0 no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Moran also resumed his career as a football head coach in 1919 at Centre College, where he had a 42–6–1 record in five seasons. He had previously been working as an assistant coach at Carlisle, and had visited Centre to see his son Tom—later an NFL player with the New York Giants—play; after helping the team prepare for an important contest he was offered the head coaching job by the school.[2] His record including undefeated seasons in 1919 and 1921, when the team was led on the field by Hall of Fame quarterback Bo McMillin. On October 29, 1921, Moran guided Centre College to a historic 6–0 upset of Harvard, which had been unbeaten the previous two seasons. The game, commonly appreviated “C6-H0”, was ranked the 3rd biggest upset in college football history by ESPN.[3]

During the 1921 season Moran began a friendship with future baseball commissioner Happy Chandler, who was then a player on an opposing Transylvania University team.[2] Moran then moved to Bucknell University, where he had a 19–10–2 record from 1924 through 1926.

He was co-coach with Ed Weir of the NFL's Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1927, but left after the team managed only a 6–9–3 season. His final coaching job was at Catawba College from 1930 through 1933, where he had a 22–11–5 record.

Moran died of heart disease at age 71 in Horse Cave, Kentucky, and was buried at Horse Cave Cemetery. He was named to the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1968.

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas A&M Aggies (Independent) (1909–1914)
1909 Texas A&M 6–0
1910 Texas A&M 8–1
1911 Texas A&M 6–1
1912 Texas A&M 8–1
1913 Texas A&M 3–4–2 0–1–1 13th
1914 Texas A&M 6–1–1 2–0 3rd
Texas A&M: 38–8–4
Centre Praying Colonels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919–1923)
1919 Centre 9–0 3–0 T–1st
1920 Centre 8–2 4–1 T–5th W Fort Worth Classic
1921 Centre 10–1 5–0 T–1st L Dixie Classic
1922 Centre 8–2
1923 Centre 7–1–1
Centre: 42–6–1
Bucknell Bison (Independent) (1924–1926)
1924 Bucknell 8–2
1925 Bucknell 7–3–1
1926 Bucknell 4–5–1
Bucknell: 19–10–2
Catawba Indians () (1930–1933)
1930 Catawba 8–0–1
1931 Catawba 7–3–1
1932 Catawba 5–3–1
1933 Catawba 2–5–2
Catawba: 22–11–5
Total: 121–35–12
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ Charley Moran at
  2. ^ a b c d e Siler, Tom (1949-06-22). "Death Ends Colorful Career of Charley Moran".  
  3. ^ ESPN ranks 1921 Centre-Harvard game among college football's greatest upsets

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Retrosheet
  • BaseballLibrary - profile and SABR bibliography
  • Charley Moran at Find a Grave
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.