Murphy stepping out of the Raiders’ dugout

Scott Murphy isn’t one to bring a lot of attention to himself, which is why he hasn’t made a big deal about his decision to step down as Navarre’s baseball coach.

Always a class act and always one to have the best interest of the student-athletes at heart, Murphy is calling it a day after two years as the head coach of the Raiders. But he will continue to serve as the school’s athletic director.

“Even when I took the job, I wanted to keep it low key,” Murphy said. “I told the kids about it last week but there are some teachers and even coaches in the area who don’t know I’m going to stop coaching.”

The search just got underway for a new coach and Murphy said whoever does take the job will walk into a good situation.

The Raiders won a district championship a year ago and were the runner-up in the district this past season. They have made back-to-back regional tournament appearances as well.

“The program is in good shape, with the players we have, the booster club and the assistant coaches,” Murphy said. “It’s in better shape than when I took the job.”

Read more  in the June 9 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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