Jim L. Mora

James Lawrence Mora (born November 19, 1961) is an American football coach who was most recently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Prior to taking the job at UCLA, Mora served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL), coaching the Atlanta Falcons from 2004 to 2006 and Seattle Seahawks in 2009. He has also served as an analyst for NFL Network and Fox Sports.

Mora played college football with the Washington Huskies from 1980 to 1983, and began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant in 1984. He is the son of retired NFL head coach Jim E. Mora.

Jim Mora
Jim Mora in El Paso (cropped)
Mora in 2013
Biographical details
BornNovember 19, 1961 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
1980–1983Washington
Position(s)Defensive back, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984Washington (GA)
1985–1988San Diego Chargers (defensive QC)
1989–1991San Diego Chargers (DB)
1992–1996New Orleans Saints (DB)
1997–1998San Francisco 49ers (DB)
1999–2003San Francisco 49ers (DC)
2004–2006Atlanta Falcons
2007–2008Seattle Seahawks (AHC/DB)
2009Seattle Seahawks
2012–2017UCLA
Head coaching record
Overall46–30 (college)
31–33 (NFL)
Bowls2–2
Tournaments1–1 (NFL playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NFC South (2004)
Pac-12 South Division (2012)

Early years and playing career

As the son of an assistant coach in college football, Mora lived in various locations in the West as a child: primarily in Boulder, Colorado (ages 7–12) and also in California, mostly in the Los Angeles area. When Mora was 12, his father left Colorado after the 1973 season to join the staff at UCLA under first-year head coach Dick Vermeil.

After one season in Los Angeles, the elder Mora accepted a position at the University of Washington under new head coach Don James, and the Moras moved north from Los Angeles to the Seattle area when the younger Mora was 13. His father coached the defensive line at UW for three seasons, then moved over to the pro ranks with the Seattle Seahawks in 1978, where he coached for four years under Jack Patera. The younger Mora attended Hyak Junior High and Interlake High School in Bellevue, and graduated in 1980.

Mora attended the University of Washington, where he walked-on and was a reserve defensive back / linebacker for the Huskies from 1980 to 1983. He appeared in two Rose Bowls (January 1981, 1982) and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Mora graduated from Washington in 1984 and began his coaching career under James as a graduate assistant for the Huskies, then moved to the professional ranks the following year.

Coaching career

Assistant coach

Mora hired on as a quality control coach with the San Diego Chargers in 1985, and moved up to coach the secondary in 1989. In 1992, he went to the New Orleans Saints to coach under his father, head coach Jim E. Mora. In 1997, the younger Mora moved to the San Francisco 49ers to coach under Steve Mariucci, and became the 49ers' defensive coordinator in 1999.

Atlanta Falcons

Jim L Mora 2006-11-19
Mora with Atlanta in 2006

In 2004, Mora was hired by the Atlanta Falcons as their head coach with a five-year, $7.5 million contract.[1] He led the Falcons to a record of 11–5 and a first round bye in the playoffs. Atlanta hosted and defeated the St. Louis Rams 47–17 in the divisional round, and advanced to the NFC Championship Game, where they lost 27–10 on the road to the Philadelphia Eagles.

In 2005, the Falcons went 8–8 and Mora characterized the season as a "disappointing year." This non-winning season continued one of the NFL's strangest records – the Falcons had never had back-to-back winning seasons in the history of the franchise, a 40-year statistical oddity that no other modern professional team has matched. This record ended in 2009. During a rematch of the 2004 NFC Championship with the Philadelphia Eagles, Mora was seen smelling ammonia capsules on the sidelines during a Monday Night Football broadcast. John Madden noted that some coaches use the capsules during games, although they are mostly for players' use.[2] Following the 2005 season, Mora signed a three-year contract extension with the Falcons, which guaranteed the final two years of his original five-year deal, and added a sixth in 2009.[3]

The national media and the Falcons fans had high expectations in 2006, but they fell to a 7–9 record. Atlanta lost their final three games, including two at home, and missed the playoffs for a second straight year. On December 14, while the Falcons were still statistically alive in their quest for the playoffs, Mora said during a radio interview with Dave "Softy" Mahler and former Huskies teammate/roommate Hugh Millen on Seattle sports-talk radio station KJR-AM that if it were offered, he would take the head coaching job at the University of Washington (a job that was not open), "even if [the Falcons] were in a playoff run."[4] While Mora later claimed that he was only kidding,[5] he was criticized by many Falcons fans as well as members of the national media who claimed that making such comments was irresponsible. Team owner Arthur Blank publicly expressed his disapproval of Mora's comments.

Following the season, the Atlanta Falcons announced that they had fired Mora. Arthur Blank told the media,

This was an extremely difficult decision for us. We had the highest hopes and aspirations for a long run with Jim as our coach, but we feel this decision is in the best long-term interests of our franchise. I have great respect for Jim's passion for the game, and we wish Jim and his family all of the best.[6]

Mora turned to broadcasting after being fired from the Falcons when he became a contributor to NBC's playoff coverage.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks hired Mora as assistant head coach and defensive backs coach on January 21, 2007.[7] Following the 2007 season, Mora interviewed for the Washington Redskins head coaching job after Joe Gibbs resigned, but Mora declined the position to stay with the Seahawks. Mora was announced as the successor to Mike Holmgren prior to the 2008 season and signed a five-year contract through the 2012 season, estimated at $4 million per year.[8][9]

Mora was officially named the seventh head coach in franchise history in 2009, upon Holmgren's retirement after the 2008 season.[10] His first official press conference as the new Seahawks head coach was given on January 13, 2009, where he enthusiastically shared his vision of bringing a Super Bowl championship to Seattle and having a championship parade from the Space Needle to the 'Hawks stadium, Qwest Field.[11]

After going 5–11 in his only season as Seahawks head coach, Mora was fired on January 8, 2010, with three years and $12 million remaining on his contract. Mora was replaced by former USC head coach, Pete Carroll.

UCLA

On December 10, 2011, the UCLA Bruins announced the hiring of Mora as head coach, replacing alumnus Rick Neuheisel. Mora signed a five-year contract for $12 million, plus incentives. He immediately went to work as the head coach by hiring Adrian Klemm, Steve Broussard, Demetrice Martin and Eric Yarber as assistant coaches. Less than two months later, the results came early, as UCLA landed a consensus No. 12-ranked recruiting class in 2012 after having a class ranked in the high 40s at Rick Neuheisel's departure. In his first season as head coach, the 2012 UCLA team went 9–5, including a victory over rival USC by a score of 38–28 and clinching the Pac-12 South title for the second year in a row. Standout players that year included freshman quarterback Brett Hundley, NFL first-round draft pick defensive end Datone Jones, and UCLA's all-time leading rusher Johnathan Franklin. Building on the team's success, Mora landed the No. 11-ranked recruiting class of 2013, UCLA's highest ranked recruiting class in the last two decades. During the 2013 season, Mora and the Bruins finished 10–3 with notable wins over No. 23 ranked Nebraska (41–21) and No. 23 ranked USC (35–14), and a Sun Bowl win against Virginia Tech (42–12).[12][13] In 2014, he led UCLA to their ninth 10-win season in school history, and just the third time in their history that they have won 10 games in consecutive seasons.[14]

Because of his success at UCLA, Mora was courted by his alma mater, the University of Washington, to fill their vacated head coaching position. During his time as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Mora jokingly described the position at the University of Washington as his "dream job."[15] However, Mora turned down a reputed offer and extended his contract with UCLA for another six years, stating that he wants to eventually "hopefully retire" as head coach of UCLA. Weeks later, Mora reaffirmed his intent to remain UCLA's head football coach by turning down a reputed offer for the head coaching position with the University of Texas. In 2014, Mora earned almost $3.5 million, which is a 44 percent increase over the $2.4 million he earned in 2013, making him the highest-paid employee of the state of California as of that year.[16]

Jim Mora was fired on November 19, 2017, one day after UCLA's third consecutive loss to its crosstown rival USC. After going 29–11 through the first 3 seasons, he was 17–19 in the last 3 seasons.[17]

Broadcasting career

After his dismissal by the Seahawks, Mora accepted a position as a commentator with the NFL Network.

In August 2010, Fox Sports announced that Mora would be serving as a color analyst on the network's NFL coverage for the 2010 season. He was a sideline reporter and teamed with play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and analyst Charles Davis to call regional games.[18]

During NFL Network's Thursday Night Football schedule, Mora, alongside analysts Kurt Warner, Sterling Sharpe, Brian Billick, Jay Glazer, and host Fran Charles could be seen on Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears from Los Angeles. Mora and Billick could also be seen every Monday during the season on The Coaches Show, providing a breakdown of the biggest storylines and decisions behind Sunday's matchups from a head coach's perspective.

Family

Mora has separated from his wife, Shannon.[19] They have a daughter, Lillia, and three sons, Cole, Ryder, and Trey. His son, Ryder, is a freshman at the University of Maryland and graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA. Ryder was also a member of Loyola's lacrosse team that won two Southern Section championships, while he was there. Jim's daughter, Lillia, is a senior at USC.[20]

Mora has two brothers, Stephen, a mortgage broker in Bend, Oregon and Michael, an architect in Seattle.[21] With middle name Lawrence after his grandfather, Mora is not a junior, as his father's middle name is Earnest.[22][23][24]

The Moras run the Count On Me Family Foundation, an organization that targets children from low socio-economic backgrounds, children with mental and physical disabilities, and children deemed "at-risk," as well as those that lack stability or support in their lives.[25]

Head coaching record

NFL

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
ATL 2004 11 5 0 .688 1st in NFC South 1 1 .500 Lost to Philadelphia Eagles in NFC Championship Game.
ATL 2005 8 8 0 .500 3rd in NFC South
ATL 2006 7 9 0 .438 3rd in NFC South
ATL Total 26 22 0 .542 1 1 .500
SEA 2009 5 11 0 .313 3rd in NFC West
SEA Total 5 11 0 .313 0 0 .000
Total[26] 31 33 0 .470 1 1 .500

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
UCLA Bruins (Pac-12 Conference) (2012–2017)
2012 UCLA 9–5 6–3 1st (South) L Holiday
2013 UCLA 10–3 6–3 T–2nd (South) W Sun 16 16
2014 UCLA 10–3 6–3 T–2nd (South) W Alamo 10 10
2015 UCLA 8–5 5–4 3rd (South) L Foster Farms
2016 UCLA 4–8 2–7 T–4th (South)
2017 UCLA 5–6[a] 4–4 4th (South)
UCLA: 46–30 29–24
Total: 46–30
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Notes

  1. ^ Mora was dismissed from UCLA prior to the final regular season game against California. The standings reflects the team's position at the time of Mora's departure.

References

  1. ^ Seattle Times – Mora Jr. joins candidate list – December 9, 2004
  2. ^ "Analysts agree: Owens' antics cost himself fat contract". USA Today. November 6, 2005. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  3. ^ Seattle Times – NFL Notes: Mora gets extension – Associated Press – March 25, 2006
  4. ^ "Jim Mora interview on the Dave "Softy" Mahler Show". KJR-AM. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original on January 10, 2007.
  5. ^ "Mora says he's happy with Falcons". Retrieved September 24, 2007.
  6. ^ "Mora fired as Falcons coach". Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved January 6, 2007.
  7. ^ "Mora joining the Seahawks coaching staff". The Seattle Times. January 21, 2007. Archived from the original on January 23, 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  8. ^ O'Neil, Danny (October 30, 2008). "Why isn't Jim Mora talking? Silence only fans flame". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on November 2, 2008.
  9. ^ "On the Mora-ESPN report". Seattle Times. November 11, 2008. Archived from the original on June 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "Hawks Name Mora as Holmgren Successor in 2009". Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved February 6, 2008.
  11. ^ "Charged-up Mora takes charge of Seahawks". The News Tribune. January 14, 2009. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2010.
  12. ^ Yonn, Peter (December 10, 2011). "UCLA hires ex-NFL coach Jim Mora". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 10, 2011.
  13. ^ "UCLA to hire Jim L. Mora as football coach". The Los Angeles Times. December 9, 2011.
  14. ^ Bonagura, Kyle; Trotter, Jake (December 7, 2014). "Valero Alamo Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014.
  15. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2698649
  16. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/state-pay/article2642161.html#req=employee%2Ftop%2Fyear%3D2014
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/932327143354314758
  18. ^ "Warner, Mora Jr. & Pereira are the new faces of the NFL on FOX in 2010". Sports Media News. August 16, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2010.
  19. ^ UCLA's Jim Mora and his wife are separating
  20. ^ Low, Chris (September 10, 2014). "Mora chooses stability over suitors". ESPN. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  21. ^ Seattle Seahawks Coaching Bio Archived February 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ O'Neil, Danny (December 9, 2007). "Chasing Mora to the top". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on April 24, 2018.
  23. ^ Tandler, Rich (January 18, 2008). "Mora? No!". NBCSports.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2018.
  24. ^ Cosentino, Dom (March 27, 2018). "Jim Mora: 'I Would Take Sam Darnold If I Were The Browns'". Deadspin. Archived from the original on April 6, 2018.
  25. ^ Count on Me Foundation Website
  26. ^ "Jim Mora Jr. Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro-Football-Reference.com. November 19, 1961. Retrieved December 28, 2010.

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San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator
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1994 New Orleans Saints season

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1995 New Orleans Saints season

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2012 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2012 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by first year head coach Jim L. Mora and played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. The Bruins won the conference's South Division and played in the Holiday Bowl, where they lost 26–49 to Baylor.

2013 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2013 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by second year head coach Jim L. Mora and played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

2014 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2014 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by third-year head coach Jim L. Mora and played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. The team was featured in the Pac-12 Network's The Drive program.

The Bruins were ranked No. 7 in preseason national polls, and were expected to contend for not only one of the four berths in the College Football Playoff, but also the national championship. They started the season 4–0, often struggling, before suffering consecutive home losses to the Utah Utes and Oregon Ducks. After dropping out of the polls, they re-emerged as playoff contenders with five straight wins. However, UCLA lost their final home game to the Stanford Cardinal. They concluded their season in the 2015 Alamo Bowl with a win over the Kansas State Wildcats, 40–35, and a 10-win season. It was the ninth 10-win season in school history, and just the third time in their history that they have won 10 games in consecutive seasons.

2015 Foster Farms Bowl

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2015 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2015 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bruins were coached by fourth-year head coach Jim L. Mora and played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

2016 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2016 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bruins were coached by fifth-year head coach Jim L. Mora and played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They were members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 2–7 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for fourth in the South Division.

2017 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2017 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bruins played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They began the season coached by sixth-year head coach Jim L. Mora. They competed as members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference.

On November 19, one day after UCLA lost its third consecutive match-up against its crosstown rival USC, Jim Mora was fired. He finished the season 5–6, with a 3–5 record in Pac-12 play. Following Mora's dismissal, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was chosen to serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

During the regular season, the Bruins won all six of their home games and lost all six of their road games.

Falcons–Saints rivalry

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The series was rarely noted by the national media during the teams' first decades of existence, probably due to both teams' long stretches of futility. However, the September 25, 2006 match-up, which served as the Louisiana Superdome's official reopening after Hurricane Katrina, was considered a major milestone in New Orleans' and the Gulf Coast's recovery from the effects of the storm as well as the Saints' return to the city after their own year-long exile after the storm; the Saints later erected a statue outside the Superdome to commemorate their win in that game.

Games between the Falcons and Saints have riveted their respective regions for more than 40 years; fans of both teams consider the other their most important and hated opponent. ESPN.com writer Len Pasquarelli has cited the rivalry as one of the best in sports: "Every year, bus caravans loaded with rowdy (and usually very inebriated) fans make the seven-hour trip between the two cities. Unless you've attended a Falcons-Saints debauchery-filled afternoon, you'll just have to take my word for how much fun it really can be."Atlanta currently leads the all-time series 52-48 (51-48 regular season, 1-0 playoffs). Each team has appeared in the Super Bowl at least once, the Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV while the Falcons lost in Super Bowls XXXIII and in LI.

It began in 1967, the first year of play for the Saints, and press accounts from that game, including the Rome News-Tribune and Los Angeles Times, referred to it as the "Dixie Championship." In recent years, the game has sometimes been referred to as the "Southern Showdown." This has especially been the case leading up to the first of the two 2011 games, by WWL radio in New Orleans.

Beginning in 2017 (the 50th anniversary of the Saints franchise), both stadiums in Atlanta and New Orleans have the Mercedes-Benz moniker on them.

Gus Bradley

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History of Atlanta Falcons head coaches

In the History of Atlanta Falcons head coaches Vince Lombardi was initially pursued as the first Atlanta coach, but after deciding to stay with Green Bay, was asked for recommendations for Atlanta's first coach. At the time, Lombardi did not recommend Hecker and the Atlanta owner, Rankin Smith Jr., thinking Lombardi was trying to pull one over on him, decided to hire Hecker. The next three years would be an exercise in frustration for Hecker who managed just four wins in his 31 games at the helm. One bad omen of this misery came in the team's first-ever exhibition game when Falcons' kicker Wade Traynham completely missed the ball on the kickoff. Following the inaugural 3-11 season, the Falcons were plagued by injuries in 1967 and declined to a 1-12-1 mark, the lone win coming in a one-point midseason contest against the Minnesota Vikings.

When Atlanta began the 1968 NFL season by dropping their first three games, Hecker was fired on October 1 and replaced by former Viking head coach Norm Van Brocklin. After reaching a settlement on the remaining two years of his contract, Hecker accepted the defensive coordinator position with the New York Giants on February 12, 1969. He had also been under consideration for a post with the Redskins, who had just hired the previously-retired Lombardi.

Jim E. Mora

James Earnest Mora (born May 24, 1935) is a former American football coach who was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). His tenure with the Saints spanned eleven seasons and he coached the Colts for four seasons. Mora also coached the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League (USFL) during its three years of existence and led the team to all three championship games, winning two.

As an NFL head coach, he was known for turning the Saints and the Colts—two consistently losing franchises—into perennial postseason contenders. However, his reputation was affected by his lack of success in the NFL playoffs and impassioned postgame tirades and press conferences, including his oft-quoted "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda," "You Will Never Know," "Diddly Poo," and "Playoffs?" rants. In contrast to his league titles in the USFL, Mora never won a postseason NFL game. He is second to Marvin Lewis for the NFL record for career regular-season wins (125) without a playoff victory. His son Jim L. Mora is a former NFL head coach and former head coach at UCLA.

Jim Mora

Jim Mora is the name of:

Jim E. Mora (born 1935), former head coach of the NFL's New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, and the USFL's Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars

Jim L. Mora (born 1961), former college football head coach at UCLA, former NFL coach, and son of Jim E. Mora

Jim Mora (broadcaster), New Zealand television and radio presenter

List of Atlanta Falcons head coaches

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List of Seattle Seahawks head coaches

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington. They are members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined the NFL in 1976 as expansion teams. The Seahawks are the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and NFC Championship Games. The team has made three Super Bowl appearances; they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL, before winning Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks then lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots.

There have been eight coaches for the Seahawks franchise. The team's current coach, Pete Carroll, joined the team in 2010. Mike Holmgren, the Seahawks' sixth coach, has the team records for the most games coached (160, with 10 playoff games), wins (86), and losses (74). Tom Flores, who coached the team from 1991 to 1994, was the team's least successful coach with a winning percentage of .292. Mike McCormack is the only Seahawks coach to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

List of UCLA Bruins bowl games

This is a list of UCLA Bruins bowl games. The UCLA Bruins football team has played in 35 bowl games in its history, compiling a record of 16–19–1. From 1946 to 1974, no team could participate in the Rose Bowl two years in a row. This is why the 1954 team, which won the conference, did not participate in the 1955 Rose Bowl.

Mike Johnson (American football coach)

Michael Eric Johnson (born May 2, 1967) is an American football coach and former quarterback, and current wide receivers coach for Mississippi State. He was the interim head coach for the UCLA Bruins football team after serving as their offensive coordinator. Previously, he spent two years with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Johnson was hired along with former offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye by San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary on February 6, 2009. Raye was fired on September 27, 2010 and Johnson was promoted. Beginning in 2014 he served for three seasons as head coach of The King's Academy Knights in Sunnyvale, California, before being hired as wide receiver coach by the University of Oregon in 2017.

Mora (surname)

Mora is a Spanish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alberto J. Mora (born 1951), General Counsel of the United States Navy (2001–2006)

Alfonso Mora (born 1964), Venezuelan former tennis player

Bruno Mora (1937–1986), Italian football player and coach

Cristian Mora (born 1979), Ecuadorian football goalkeeper

Domingo Mora (d. 1911), Spanish born American sculptor and father of F. Luis Mora and Jo Mora.

F. Luis Mora (1874–1940), Hispanic American artist and illustrator

Ferenc Móra (1879–1934), Hungarian writer

Georges Mora (1913–1992), German-born Australian entrepreneur, art dealer, patron, connoisseur and restaurateur

Iris Mora (born 1981), Mexican Olympic footballer

Jesús Mora (baseball) (born 1933), Venezuelan ballplayer

Jim E. Mora (born 1935), former National Football League (NFL) and United States Football League head coach

Jim L. Mora (born 1961), former NFL and college head coach, son of Jim E. Mora

Jim Mora (broadcaster), New Zealand television and radio presenter

Jo Mora (1876–1947), American artist

Joaquín Mora Fernández (1786–1862), provisional head of state of Costa Rica in 1837

José Mora (1642–1724), Spanish sculptor

José Francisco Mora (born 1981), Spanish footballer

José María Luis Mora (1794–1850), Mexican priest, lawyer, historian, politician, and progressive (liberal) ideologue

Juan Mora Fernández (1784–1854), Costa Rica's first elected head of state, brother of Joaquín Mora Fernández

Juan Rafael Mora Porras (1814–1860), President of Costa Rica (1849–1859)

Juan Luis Mora (born 1973), Spanish retired football goalkeeper

Manuel Argüello Mora (1834–1902), Costa Rican writer

Marie T. Mora, American economist

Melvin Mora (born 1972), Venezuelan professional baseball player

Miguel Mora Porras (1816–1887), President of Costa Rica in 1849

Mirka Mora (1928–2018), French-born Australian visual artist

Naima Mora (born 1984), Americas Next Top Model Cycle 4 winner

Néstor Mora (1963–1995), Colombian cyclist

Octavio Mora (born 1965), Mexican former footballer

Philippe Mora (born 1949), French-born Australian film director

Rick Mora, Native American actor

Sergio Mora (born 1980), Mexican-American boxer and former World Boxing Council light middleweight champion

Sergio Mora Sánchez (born 1979), Spanish footballer

Tiriel Mora (born 1958), Australian television and film actor

Víctor Mora (comics) (1931–2016), pseudonym of Eugenio Roca, Spanish writer of comic books

Víctor Mora (athlete) (born 1944), Colombian long-distance runner

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