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Walter “Rock” Greene Albert “AP” Moore Gymnasium

 

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Walter “Rock” Greene Albert “AP” Moore Gymnasium Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 4, 2013
1. Walter “Rock” Greene Albert “AP” Moore Gymnasium Marker
Inscription. Washington, DC native, Walter “Rock” Greene, began his coaching career in 1957 as an assistant football and basketball coach under legendary Coach “Bob” Smith. Coach Greene became head coach to the Burley Bears basketball team in 1960. That year the team became Western District Runner-up, followed by the Western District Championship in 1961. In 1963, Coach Greene received an invitation from his alma mater, Phelps High School, in Washington, DC to become head coach, thus ending his career at Burley. In 1988, Coach Greene was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Delaware State University and in 2000 he was inducted into the Washington, DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Albert “AP” Moore, a Kansas native, was summoned to Burley by his long time coaching mate, Coach Clarence Jones, from their days at Campbell County High School. Coach Moore arrived at Jackson P. Burley High School for the 1963 football season. Coach Albert “AP” Moore assumed the head basketball coach role and became assistant coach for football. During his first season, Moore led the Bears to the regular season Western District Championship. That same year they went on to become the District Tournament Runner-up,
View from Gymnasium Entrance image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 4, 2013
2. View from Gymnasium Entrance
Concord Avenue is straight ahead.
as well as the VIA State Tournament Runner-up. Under Coach Moore’s leadership, the baseball team won the 1965 Western District Championship. In 1967, Burley’s final year of basketball, Coach Albert “AP” Moore was named Western District Coach of the Year.
 
Location. 38° 2.388′ N, 78° 29.161′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Rose Hill Drive and Concord Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Rose Hill Drive. Click for map. It is in front of the school at the Gymnasium entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buck v. Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); C. B. Holt Rock House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monticello Wine Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson School (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert Edward Lee Sculpture (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church, West Main Street (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
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Burley Middle School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 4, 2013
3. Burley Middle School and Marker
 History of the Burley School. “In 1949, the School Boards decided to consolidate the three schools into one building for all black students in this area. The site was a 17-acre tract of land located on Rose Hill Drive. It was purchased from Jackson P. Burley, an outstanding teacher and active church worker, who had established himself as a distinguished leader within the community. In 1950, the J.W. Daniels Construction Company began building the new high school. Jackson P. Burley High School opened for classes in September 1951, even though some areas of the school were still under construction. During the first year of occupancy, a total of 542 students were enrolled in grades 8-12. In June 1967, Burley ceased being an all black high school for city and county students.” (Submitted on May 9, 2013.) 
 
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Walter “Rock” Greene and Albert “AP” Moore image. Click for full size.
4. Walter “Rock” Greene and Albert “AP” Moore
Close-up of the photo collage embedded in the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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