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Mal Moore to step down as UA Athletics Director

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The University of Alabama announced Wednesday that Coach Mal Moore will step down as athletics director, effective March 20, 2013, to become special assistant to President Judy Bonner.

Moore said due to factors related to his health, he is at a point that he can no longer fulfill his duties as athletics director.

"I cannot adequately express what the University means to me. It has been a part of my life for more than 50 years, and I feel honored to have served the Crimson Tide as a player, coach and administrator," said Moore in a statement. "I am so appreciative of the University administration, coaches, staff, student-athletes and fans who have made my tenure as director so very meaningful, memorable and special."

Moore was hospitalized earlier this month with heart problems.

Moore has been the University of Alabama's director of Athletics since 1999.

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