Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dr. Hal Moore, President of Ole Miss Alumni Association Visits With Martha Dawn Parkes

Dr. Hal Moore, Current President of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, and his father Dr. Paul Moore, Sr. upon learning that new head football coach Matt Luke had roots in Nanih Waiya, made an impromptu visit with Mrs. Martha Dawn Parkes. Mrs. Parkes and Matt’s father, Tommy Luke, are first cousins, and grew up as neighbors “right across the field.” Tommy was a three sport star at Nanih Waiya from 1958 – 1962, and continued his football career as a safety with the Ole Miss Rebels in the 1960’s. Many citizens of Nanih Waiya continue to follow the Ole Miss Rebels because of Tommy’s success there. Dr. Hal and Mrs. Parkes had a spirited discussion of strategy and their high hopes for Matt’s success as the head coach at Ole Miss.