Without a doubt, the late Roger K. Moore was one of the finest and best liked high school coaches in Chautauqua County history while serving at Fredonia Central School.
Moore was born in Wilson, New York, on August 12, 1929, and competed four years in basketball and baseball at Wilson where he graduated in 1947.
After spending a year at Syracuse University, he went to Ithaca College and played three years of basketball and baseball there, graduating in 1952. He later earned a Masters of Science degree from Ithaca in 1955, played one year of minor league baseball in the NYP-League for the Cincinnati Reds' farm club in Lockport and spent two years in the United States Army before beginning his illustrious career in Fredonia.
Moore arrived in Chautauqua County in 1956 and thus began a tremendous 22-year relationship with the Hillbillies as health physical education instructor, athletic director, basketball, baseball and football coach.