Greer High basketball player found dead in his bed

Greer game at Blue Ridge will be played Thursday

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Nathan Moore, a senior at Greer High School, was found dead at his home Tuesday evening.

John Clayton

Nathan Moore, a senior at Greer High School, was found dead at his home Tuesday evening.


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 High School boys senior basketball player Nathan Tyler Moore was found dead in his bed Tuesday.

“He was very caring, always smiling, made friends easily and was a friend to different people,” Athletic Director Travis Perry said. “He loved everybody and everybody loved him. He was a very popular student-athlete.”

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said his office pronounced Moore dead at 6 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Greer. The death is being investigated by the Spartanburg County Coroner and Sheriff offices.

Moore reportedly was sick and preliminary examination showed no sign of foul play. Cause of death is still pending.

Perry went to Greer High School with Moore’s parents, Greg and Tracy. “He came from a really good family. They are all from Greer and it’s tougher with his brother on the team.”

Nathan Moore was the middle of three brothers in the basketball program. Kyle, a sophomore, is on the team and brother, Matthew, 2014 graduate, plays at North Greenville University.

Moore, a 5-7, 170-pound guard, played in all of Greer's basketball games this season, averaging 10.8 points.

Head Basketball Coach Greg Miller, “is having a tough time,” Perry said. “We’re all shocked by this tragedy and we’re here for the kids and family.

Greenville County School District sent its Grief Response Team to assist Greer’s counselors and staff. The school's athletic teams chaplain was also at the school Tuesday.

"The great thing about Greer High is we're one big family with our kids, and I think our kids will tell you our coaches, they're like family. We're here loving them, supporting them and we are by their side.”

Greer’s game at Blue Ridge Thursday night at 7:30 will be played as scheduled. "We're honoring the family’s wishes," Perry said.

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