NEWTOWN SQUARE–At a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, school board members publicly recognized 's star football player , the team's speedy running back.
The recognition follows a list of honors the high school senior has recently received for his athleticism and sportsmanship for the 2011 football season. Moat was recently received the , , and was just named to the .
Though Moat was not present during the recognition ceremony on Tuesday night–he was playing in a basketball game that night–Coach Ray Gionta was able to accept the honor on his behalf.
In addition to Moat, school officials also recognized Gionta for his nine, successful years as head football coach for the Tigers. Under the direction of Gionta, the Tigers have tied the school's record number of victories with 57 total wins in the school's history.
Superintendent Merle Horowitz, who presented the awards, stated that Gionta was the "inspiration" behind Moat's achievements.