The Sault College Cougars are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Patrick Murray as the Head Coach of the Varsity Men’s Basketball team for the 2019-2020 OCAA season.
Prior to accepting the position, Murray served as an Assistant Coach for his alma mater on Algoma University’s Men’s and Women’s teams for the last 7 years. He brings with him experience coaching locally in the high school circuit as well as within the OCAA and Usports ranks. Murray was also known as the creator of Algoma University’s Cancer Awareness Games which, following his efforts, has joined onto the larger OUA cancer awareness events. Murray comes to the College as a highly qualified and respected coach, both locally and at the Canadian University level.
As an athlete, Murray competed as an Algoma University Thunderbird from 2006-2011, while taking on the role of captain in his last four years. During his successful basketball career, Pat was a member of the 2007 Silver medalists and garnered accolades that included 1st-Team league All-Star, 2nd Team league All-Star and Championship All-Star. In 2012, Pat was inducted into Algoma University’s Hall of Fame.
“We are highly confident that Coach Murray will take the necessary steps forward to rebuild this once powerful basketball program and reach the standard of excellence in Athletics that we are striving for with all of our Varsity programs.” Paul Orazietti – Manager of Athletics
Murray is excited about the challenge in front of him. “I am humbled to have this opportunity to lead and grow this program for years to come. I look forward to working with the staff and players to bring an exciting and winning culture back to Sault College and Sault Ste. Marie.”
We hope you will come support your local collegiate team and catch the exciting OCAA basketball action at the Sault College Health and Wellness Centre in the 2019-2020 OCAA season. We encourage everyone to follow us through the following social media platforms to see Cougar Athlete announcements prior to the start of the season.