First commissioner of CIAA dies at 90
9/19/2014, 6 a.m.
Clinton R. “Bob” Moorman Jr., the first full-time commissioner of the CIAA, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home in Hampton. Mr. Moorman was 90.
A student at Hampton Institute, now University, during the 1940s, he left school during World War II to enter the Army. He served with the renowned Red Ball Express, an all-black transportation unit that courageously delivered vital munitions and supplies to the front lines during and after the Normandy invasion.
He finished his studies at Hampton and returned to the military in 1948, where he trained as an officer, fought in the Korean War and retired in 1966, having reached the rank of major.
Mr. Moorman briefly coached football at Wiley College in Texas and served as an East Coast scout for the San Diego Chargers before heading to the CIAA.
During his CIAA tenure, he served on a number of national committees. He was president of the NCAA College Division Commissioners’ Association, and was on the NCAA Council, Division II Basketball and Football committees, NCAA Television Committee. He also was chairman of the NCAA Professional Liaison Committee.
He represented the NCAA and the United States at the first Goodwill Games, which were held in 1986 in Moscow.
Mr. Moorman was inducted earlier this year into the CIAA Hall of Fame.