College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

GM of Kansas City Royals Named Distinguished Alumnus

March 29, 2012

Dayton Moore was recognized last night with a Mason Distinguished Alumni Award. Moore, a graduate of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, is general manager of the Kansas City Royals.

The award was presented as part of George Mason University's annual Celebration of Distinction event in recognition of distinguished alumni.

Currently the Royals' senior vice president for baseball operations as well as its general manager, Moore (BSEd Physical Education '90, MS Physical Education '93) was a standout baseball player at Mason who still shares the school record for most games played in a season. He served as a member of Mason's baseball coaching staff before joining the Atlanta Braves and rising to the positions of director of player personnel development and director of international scouting.

As a leader in his profession and community, Moore was named the Major League Executive of the Year (2005) and was appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Program (2007), a program that instills an understanding of character values in sport and provides practical tools for students, parents, and coaches in modeling exemplary character traits. Moore personally and professionally embodies respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship.

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