Murphy Leaves Holy Cross to Become Coach at Notre Dame
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:02 RCN Newsdesk
Holy Cross girls basketball coach Kes Murphy, who led the Indians to the 2015 state title, has accepted the head coach position at Notre Dame Academy.
He replaces Mia Cooper, who resigned.
"We are happy to welcome Kes Murphy back to our basketball program at NDA," said NDA Athletic Director Myanna Webster. "Coach Murphy has a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in coaching girls' basketball and a successful history as a former member of our basketball program."
After graduating from Berea College in 1996, Murphy began his coaching career at his alma mater, Boone County, and in 1998 moved on to become head coach of Notre Dame's junior varsity team. He led teams to 9th region junion varsity titles in 1999, 2000, and 2001.
Later, Murphy became director of girls basketball at St. Pius X in Edgewood until 2010 when he returned to Notre Dame to become freshman coach in 2005. He was an assistant on the Notre Dame varsity squad that won the 9th region title and competed in the Kentucky Sweet 16.
Murphy moved on to coach at Covington Catholic High School in 2007 and was named head coach at Holy Cross in 2010 where he lead his team to win three district championships, two All ‘A’ Classic regional championships, and an All ‘A’ State title, before winning the KHSAA Sweet Sixteen in 2015.
"We are excited to have Coach Murphy back at NDA to lead our program," said NDA Principal Jack VonHandorf. "We are looking forward to a very successful basketball season this fall."
Photo: Murphy coaches a game for Holy Cross in 2015 (RCN file)