MO-vin' on -- Bloomington paper is reporting that Coach Mo is expected to be named as Head Coach at Bloomington South PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:00

It has been a season of hires, fires and waiting games in the world of football coaches this year and another one can be added to the list as Salem High School Athletic Director Mo Moriarity was hired to be the Bloomington South Head Coach and assistant AD at their school board meeting Monday.

Moriarity stepped down from his position as head football coach at Salem in early November. At the time he said the job of AD and the loss of his dear friend Randy Johnson had taken some of the desire to coach away.


But after taking a few weeks off, the desire to return to the sidelines returned.

"I really thought at that point once the new coach was in place (at Salem) and had some time to get a year under his belt I would return to be an assistant if he'd have me," Moriarity said.

At about the same time, Moriarity said he was contacted by Bloomington South and after a number of conversations, he decided to return to the program that he lead to two state championships.

"What it kind of boiled down to honestly is that we lived there for 19 years and we've got family there," Moriarity said, "the opportunity presented itself to return home."

Moriarity said he will finish the school year at Salem.

The story broke early afternoon Monday as The Bloomington Herald-Times reported that pending school board approval tonight (Dec. 11), Moriarity is the school's new and old coach.

The board approved the hiring Monday night and Moriarity was introduced a pep rally at the school.

Check the Dec. 19 issue of The Washington County Edition for more on Moriarity'smove from Salem football fans and administrators.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:27