Every successful athletics program has a rock-solid foundation. For the SAIT Trojans men's hockey team, that foundation was laid by Bob Moore. Bob joined the Trojans during the 1977-78 season after several years working in scouting and player personnel roles with the Calgary Centennials, Billings Bighorns and Calgary Wranglers of the Western Hockey League.
He turned a Trojans team that had won precisely one playoff game in club history into a perennial winner. Through six campaigns at SAIT, Bob led the Trojans to their first three Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championships, in 1978-79, 1980-81 and 1981-82, and their first national Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) crown in the spring of 1981. Bob compiled a .615 winning percentage, with an overall 87-54-3 record, during those six seasons. More importantly, he turned the Trojans into perennial title threats -- and forged SAIT's sterling reputation in men's hockey, which now includes 10 ACAC titles and counting.
Bob, who won the Alberta senior men's golf championship in 1993, is described by one of his former players as "deeply committed . . . a great influencer who affected so many young hockey players. I know, from playing for him, that the impression he left was everlasting."