KNOP News 2 / North Platte Reports Passing of Mullen Coach Rusty Moore

KNOP News 2 / North Platte Reports Passing of Mullen Coach Rusty Moore
Rusty Moore, with the Mullen basketball team, following the Broncos' district championship in 2018. (Credit: Chelsea Croft/KNOP-TV)

KNOP News 2 of North Platte reported Monday the passing of former Mullen head boys basketball coach Rusty Moore. Mullen Activities Director Chris Kuncl confirmed the news Monday night.

Moore was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was undergoing treatment.

During his battle with cancer, Mullen fans and people from the region rallied around the coach with special shirts that said “Rally for Rusty” and showed several signs of support.

Moore led the Mullen boys’ basketball team to the state title in 2017.

Having the opportunity to cover Mullen high school athletics we at KCNI/KBBN saw first hand the way coach Moore impacted the lives of student athletes, other coaches, and all of those around him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Moore family, Mullen schools, and the Mullen community.

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