Coming off a season in which it posted a school record for wins the Cornell College basketball program has a new head coach. Chad Murray spent the past eight seasons as an assistant coach, the last five at North Central College in Illinois. The cupboard is not bare.
Murray replaces Mike DeGeorge, who resigned after leading the Rams to a 21-7 mark and a spot in the NCAA division three tournament.
Murray says it’s similar to the situation he’s been in before where they had a good record, but lost their starting back court and he feels that experience will help him this time. Murray says the job is attractive because the college wants to be competitive in athletics.
Murray says that was important in the interview process, to ask a lot of questions and determine the school’s long-term goal for athletics. Cornell will return three starters from last year’s team.