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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

David Moody

Class of 2019

David Moody | 1967- 1970 | Estacado High School | Football

David Moody began his high school athletic career when Estacado High School opened in the fall of 1967. That first season, the Matadors played a Junior Varsity schedule, and then they played their first full varsity schedule in the fall of 1968. David was a starting linebacker on the ’68 team which went on to have a phenomenal inaugural varsity season. That team went undefeated and was barely scored upon and went on to win the AAA State Championship in their first year of varsity competition…a feat not duplicated. David played a key role in helping the defense keep their record unblemished. That 1968 EHS team was inducted into the Lubbock ISD Hall of Honor in 2013. David attended EHS from 1967-1970, and played football in ’67, 68, and ’69. Because of his athletic skills and work ethic, he was honored as an All-District, All-South Plains, and All- State player in 1969. His head coach at EHS, Jimmie Keeling (also a member of the Lubbock ISD HOH) said that David was in the top tier of the players they had back then at Estacado. He described him as a team leader that the other players followed because he was so committed. Coach Keeling went on to say, “David was a totally committed player in practice and games and was a team leader on the field and off.” After his high school career was completed, David had the opportunity to continue to play football on the collegiate level. He played two seasons at Cisco Junior College in 1970 and 1971, and then went on to West Texas State to play in 1972 and 1973. In that ’72 season David and his teammates at WTSU won a co-championship in the Missouri Valley Conference. After graduation, David worked in the private business sector before his heart led him into a lengthy coaching career, He began coaching on the high school level serving on the staff at Lamar Consolidated from 1977-1979, and then at San Angelo Central from 1980-1984. In 1985 he moved up to the collegiate ranks and coached at Angelo State from 1985-1989. From there David went to Rice University as defensive line coach, and worked there from 1989-1993. A call from Texas Tech head coach, Spike Dykes, brought David back to Lubbock to join the Red Raider staff in 1994. He stayed at Tech until 1999 when Coach Dykes retired. Coach Moody opted to stay in Lubbock and re-join the ranks of the high school coaches. He coached at Coronado in 2000, and then moved over to take the reins at his alma mater, Estacado, leading the Matadors for the next two seasons. He then moved over to Lubbock High as Associate Head Coach, a position he still holds today. From the days of his outstanding playing career at Estacado, David has spent 42 years coaching college and high school football. David Moody has become a tremendous mentor to the young people at Lubbock High. Not only a mentor to those in athletics, but to those in the classroom as well. He is a shining example to the young coaches he is around every day. As a man of faith, he continues to serve and encourage so many students and peers at LHS.
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