David T. Moore
Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field
Grad Year: 1959
Year Inducted: 2011
David T. Moore ’59 was a standout athlete at R.I.C.E. from 1955-59, earning nine varsity letters in basketball, soccer and track. Moore was a three-year starter for the Anchormen on the basketball court, and is considered to be one of the top rebounders and defensive specialists of his era. Moore earned four letters during his tenure with the team and served as the team co-captain during his senior year in 1959. Moore was known on the hardwood for consistently playing lockdown defense on the opponents’ top offensive player.
Moore joined the soccer team in 1957 and instantly became a starting halfback, playing in every game during his junior and senior seasons to earn two varsity letters. Moore also ran track for three years, earning three more varsity letters.
During his time at R.I.C.E, Moore was the sports editor for the 1959 Yearbook and was also his senior class vice president. Moore was also an active member of the Christian Association, the Men’s Athletic Association, and the Charles Carroll Club.
Upon his graduation in 1959, Moore worked in the North Providence School Department for two years as a teacher and also coached basketball, baseball and track. Moore then spent the next 28 years in the Cumberland School Department, spending six years as a teacher, three as a guidance counselor and the final 19 years as a principal.
After 30 years in education, Moore retired and moved to Melbourne, Florida, where he currently resides. He has three children: Sue, Kathy and Jeff as well as three grandchildren.