Fairbury Public Schools is naming the high school gymnasium playing floor for long time and retired basketball coach Chuck Moore who coached boys basketball at Fairbury High for 23 years. He led the Jeffs to State Championships in 1971, 1973, 1978 and a runner-up in 1983.
CHUCK MOORE COURT will be officially dedicated on Friday October 8th. The general public and past players are invited to an open house at the school’s gymnasium from 4:00-5:30 pm. The dedication will be followed by the Fairbury Jeffs vs Lincoln Christian football game at the Fairbury Athletic Complex. The Booster Club is hosting a tailgate prior to the game. Please spread the word about this well-deserved recognition and mark your calendar for the event.
The Senior players on the 1971 State Championship team wanted this honor for him and says so much about why we will forever celebrate the game of basketball at the FHS gymnasium on CHUCK MOORE COURT. Naming the court for Coach Moore expresses The Fairbury Public Schools Board of Education and past players gratitude to this very special Jeffs coach.
Chuck Moore’s coaching career spanned 50 years including basketball, track & field, football, and wrestling. Coach Moore’s boys basketball coaching record at Fairbury was 310-190 over a 23 year period (1969-1992). He was 13-3 at State (a perfect 8-0 at Pershing Auditorium) during that time winning 6 District and 9 Conference titles.
In 2003 the Moores (primarily Coach Moore’s wife Sharon) were instrumental in heading up a five-year private fund-raising effort to build the $1.6 million Fairbury Athletic Complex which houses the football stadium/track facility.
Chuck Moore Career Honors
- 1978 District Basketball Coach of the Year
- 1989 Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year
- 1997 Coach of Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame inductee Bob Siegel
- 1997 Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team – 1973 State Championship Team
- 2007 Ed Johnson/Mike Heck Award for significant contributions made to high school basketball
- 2011 Inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame as a coach
- 2013 Inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame
- 2020 Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Golden Anniversary Team – 1971 State Championship Team