UHS Educator named President of Mass Football Coaches Association
David Moura, currently the Dean of Students at Uxbridge High School, has been named the President of the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches’ Association. He has previously served the organization as a vice president, recording secretary, and league representative.
“I am very honored to serve as the President of the MHSFCA for this coming year,” said Mr. Moura. “Our outgoing President Tom Bingham did a tremendous job this past year taking on initiatives such as the current playoff proposal while getting football coaches from Central and Western Mass more involved with the Association. My hope is that I, along with our executive committee, will continue to do the great work that was done by our predecessors and give our coaches the resources and guidance that they may need as the season unfolds.”
As President of the MHSFCA, Moura will oversee the operations of the executive committee. The association sponsors coaches’ clinics, events for student-athletes, and all-state teams for students, while also offering feedback and guidance to state committees on such topics as practice procedures, game scheduling, and playoff formats. The MHSFCA also sponsors a Hall of Fame that recognizes the contributions of outstanding coaches across the Commonwealth.
Previously an assistant coach at UMass-Dartmouth, Dartmouth High School, and Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, Moura also served as head coach at D-R, helping the team advance to Gillette Stadium and a Super Bowl bid in 2018. He has maintained a presence in coaching since arriving at Uxbridge, as he serves as a volunteer coach with the Spartans for both football and track and field. As Dean of Students, Moura assists with the daily operations of the school; the bulk of his responsibilities includes the coordination of Uxbridge’s robust internship program, which is a hallmark of UHS’ nationally recognized career pathway programs.
“When we hired Mr. Moura as our Dean of Students, we recognized his insight and ability to connect with students, which has obviously helped as he has grown our internship program,” said UHS Principal Michael Rubin. “It is not surprising that his peers share that respect for his knowledge, ability, and talent as a coach and educator, and I look forward to seeing his influence as the Association president provide insight to our programs, team, and league.”