A friend of a friend-Kyle Murray-Kevin Murray-September 5


One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for September 5, 2015.

My goal in 2015 is to learn or get re-acquainted with 365 people and doing a daily post on the “the friend of a friend” is helping me get closer to my goal.

This past week during a trip to New Jersey I ran into my former next door neighbor Kevin Murray. Kevin has recently retired as a high school coach and athletic director. He did that for over 40 years. Kevin and I grew up next door to each other on Lake Road in Morristown, NJ.

Kevin is an institution to Morris County (NJ) Baseball. He has been an assistant coach with my good friend Tommy Hill and Morristown HS legend Harry Shatel. Kevin became a Head Coach at Parsippany Hills HS for 17 years. He then moved on to Morris Catholic HS. He also has served as Morris Catholic’s Athletic Director.

Kevin like me found that going to college in the south was a good thing. He attended a college called St. Bernard’s College in Cullman, Alabama. St. Bernard’s closed their doors in 1979. I remember Kevin telling me about some special basketball teams that St Bernards had in the late 1960’s.

A good article on Kevin can be found at:

http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/baseball/index.ssf/2012/06/morris_catholics_kevin_murray_retires_after_more_than_40_years_in_coaching.html

Kevin and his entire family including sister Sue, brothers Brendan and Brian are a big part of the Kenney Family. His mom Rita Murray is still and you just won’t find a more compassionate and spiritually connected women than Rita. The Murray Family has always been about making a difference.

That difference applies to Kevin’s son Kyle Murray.

The Friend-KEVIN MURRAY-in the blue jersey and cap doing a newspaper interview with Newark Star Ledger.

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The Friend of the Friend-KYLE MURRAY

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A coach’s son

What career will the son of a career coach pursue. If you are Kyle Murray the son of Kevin it is college athletics.

Kyle Murray was hired as a sports performance associate at Purdue University in 2014. He works with wrestling and assists with baseball and football.

Kyle came to Purdue from Rutgers, where he spent four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

He graduated from Towson University and earned his master’s degree from Salisbury University.

I am looking forward to seeing Kyle Murray have a career like his dad. He is going to make a difference in people’s lives. It is part of his genes. The Murray family has been making a difference in my life for nearly 60 years.

Go get’em Kyle.

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