Missouri Southern State Football Coach Shot, Killed At Movie Theater


I’m not sure what’s going on with people in this country, but the penchant for violence in regular places has got to stop.

Deadspin is reporting that Derek Moore, a first-year offensive line coach for Missouri Southern State, was shot and killed Friday night outside of a movie theater in Joplin, Mo.

He was 37 years old.


Moore was murdered as he was leaving Northstar 14 Theatres. He was reportedly rushed to a hospital and later died. Police have 39-year-old suspect in custody.

Moore’s murder came during Missouri Southern State’s homecoming weekend. The university has cancelled all remaining homecoming activities.

“Derek was new to Missouri Southern but he was embraced by our campus and community,” Lions head football coach Daryl Daye said in a statement. “He was a very likeable person who always had a smile on his face and made friends easily with our staff and players. This is an unspeakable loss for the MSSU athletics family.”