By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
Former Eastern Alamance standout Jordan Moore is transferring to Mississippi Valley State.
The defensive tackle began his college career in the Charlotte program in 2020. He played in four games last year for the 49ers.
Moore has three seasons of eligibility remaining. He announced last month his commitment to Mississippi Valley State after entering the transfer portal in April.
Catawba’s comings and goings
Southern Alamance alum Tee Overman joined the Catawba football staff as the defensive coordinator during the winter under first-year coach Tyler Haines.
Overman, who has made recruiting stops in the area, made the move to Catawba after four seasons in the same role with Dayton. He’s a former defensive tackle at Wingate.
The coaching staff changes at Catawba began shortly after last season with the resignation of head coach Curtis Walker, a Graham alum.
Walker, a 1988 Graham graduate, took charge of the Catawba program in 2012 and compiled a 50-61 record. He was Coach of the Year in the South Atlantic Conference in 2015 when the team made the NCAA Division II playoffs. The team went 1-10 in 2022.
“I didn’t realize what an impact Catawba College would have on my life when I arrived on campus in 1988,” Walker said at the time of his departure. “I am forever grateful for the relationships built, friendships made, and opportunities provided over the past 34 years. My love for the Catawba College football program is why I returned to campus, and also why I feel now is the right time to leave.”
Walker is a former Catawba captain and Division II All-American and a member of the Catawba Sports Hall of Fame and the SAC Hall of Fame.
Walker will still have an active eye on college football. His son Jalon Walker is a rising sophomore linebacker for Georgia. As a reserve last year, he played in all 15 games for the national champions. That included making a tackle for a loss, one pass breakup and four quarterback hurries in the national championship victory against Texas Christian.
Meanwhile, defensive back Nasir Price out of Williams is an incoming freshman for the Catawba team.