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Assistant Athletic Director at OEHS Hired by Elmhurst District 205

Ron Murphy comes to District 205 from Oswego East High School, where he is wrapping up his duties as assistant AD, head basketball coach and teacher.

Ron Murphy, a teacher and assistant athletic director at Oswego East High School since 2005, was confirmed by Elmhurst District 205 School Board Tuesday as the new York High School athletic director.

Murphy was selected after an extensive search that involved York administrators, student athletes, parent Boosters, the interim athletic directors and coaches, District 205 Superintendent David Pruneau told the School Board Tuesday.

"It is my pleasure tonight to recommend to the board that Ron Murphy be the next athletic director in District 205," he said. "We're pleased to bring this to the board tonight."

Murphy was assistant football coach at Oswego East from 2005-2010, assistant basketball coach from 2008-2012 and head coach since 2012.

He has been assistant athletic director at Oswego since 2010 and a social studies teacher since 2007. 

Prior to his work at Oswego East, he was an assistant football coach at Lisle High School (1999-2005).

He also worked at the Chicago Bulls Training Academy from 2000 to 2010 as facilitator for the Explosion Strength Conditioning program, a camp facilitator and a travel coach.

Murphy holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and is enrolled in two master's programs. He is on track to graduate from National Louis University with a master's in teaching in June and a master's in educational administration in November.

He was chosen from among 12 candidates.

"He is highly recommended by his principal and well-respected by athletic directors in our area," York Principal Diana Smith said in a letter to York families on Wednesday. "The committee responded enthusiastically to Mr. Murphy, citing as strengths his communication skills, his experience in athletic coaching and teaching, and his student-centered approach to administration."

Murphy's position at York becomes effective July 1.

shiela russell April 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Way to go Mr.Murphy you will be truly missed. Words can't say enough about this teacher,coach and Assistant AD but what a class act an exceptional person and a wonderful teacher. This district who will be hiring him will be getting the best I mean the best person for the job. He is a kind and compassionate person and one of the best teachers my childern had at East.
Dr H Michael Einhorn April 30, 2013 at 04:21 PM
class act, large loss for district 308

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