Lucy Moore, instructional supervisor for Rowan County Schools and long-time advocate and representative for cheerleading coaches throughout the region, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation, has been elected to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control where she will represent Regions 9-16. Lucy was elected to fulfill the remaining two years of current Board of Control member Gwen (Gibbs) Saylor who retired recently.
The Board of Control is to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association what a school board is to a local school district. It is the governing body of KHSAA whose representatives set policy, enact guidelines and oversee the athletic programs of every public high school in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Board is made up of 20 members representing Regions 1-16 as well as members who have been appointed by the Kentucky Department of Education. The mission of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and its Board of Control states that it “shall establish, promote and deliver the highest quality interscholastic athletic programs and activities in an efficient and progressive manner that emphasize participation, safety, sportsmanship and integrity to enhance the educational experience of the student-athlete.”
“Anyone who participates in an individual or team sport in one of the Kentucky’s high schools or anyone who attends an athletic event at one of our schools is affected by the actions of the KHSAA Board of Control and its members,” said Supt. Marvin Moore, who has served on the Board of Control in the past. “The work of these men and women who serve on the Board of Control helps ensure that every school and their teams are held to the same standard across the state.”
Supt. Marvin Moore added, “Speaking as the Superintendent and as a former member of the KHSAA Board of Control, I can honestly say that Lucy will be a valued member of the Board and her experience in athletics and coaching will serve to benefit everyone involved in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.”
With an extensive background serving as a coach and sponsor for cheerleading programs as well as a representative on various committees and boards governing cheerleading programs and rules, Lucy Moore will be bringing her experience to the table as a member of the KHSAA Board of Control. She served two (2) four-year terms as the Section 2 representative on the National Federation Spirit Rules Committee (1991-1995, 2008-2012.) (Section 2 includes the states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia as well as Washington, D.C.) She also served as Kentucky’s first State Spirit Director for the National Federation. In 1996, Lucy received the first Section 2 Spirit Contributor Award presented by the National Federation of High School Athletics for her contributions to high school cheerleading programs.
Lucy Moore has served as a guest speaker at national conferences, including the National Coaches Leadership Conference, the Arkansas Coaches Association, National Spirit Coaches Association, and the Ohio Coaches Association. She has also served as mentor for coaches attending the Cheer Forum Summer Conference that was held in North Carolina. In 1992 she was selected as the Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors (KAPOS.) She served as KAPOS Region 16 Chair for twelve years, a Sectional Vice-President for seven years, President from 2002-2007 and 2013-2016 and currently serves as a member of the KAPOS Advisory Board.
“Over the years I’ve worked with four different KHSAA Commissioners on various committees and am currently serving as a charter member of their Cheer Advisory Committee. I never imagined that someday I would have the honor of being elected to the Board of Control, but I surely feel blessed to have this opportunity to serve,” said Lucy Moore. “I know from being around this group in the past, the KHSAA and the Board of Control have a family atmosphere, which I love. Like everything in education, it’s all about the kids. Everyone on the Board of Control and KHSAA are as passionate as I am about what we do and do not consider it a job, but a privilege. I look forward to being a part of this esteemed group of professionals.”