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Murphy named new MHS girls basketball coach


Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy has been named the next varsity girls basketball head coach at Marshalltown High School. Murphy comes to Marshalltown after two years of coaching girls basketball at Meskwaki. The Oelwein native and his family have lived in Marshalltown for three years.

“We fell in love with the community,” Murphy said.

Murphy will also teach ESL at Miller Middle School.

“We’re excited to have Brian on board,” said MHS activities director Rollie Ackerman. “He’s proven to be a very knowledgeable basketball coach, and more important, a good person who is going to be a good fit for our coaching staff.”

Murphy, who is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, said his basketball philosophy is focused on teamwork.

“It’s all about a team-first concept where every individual is doing what the team needs,” Murphy said.