Jack Murphy was named the head coach at Northern Arizona University on Thursday, April 12. Almost one month later, he has transformed the program with a new coaching staff and signed a talented Arizona-based recruiting class that has brought renewed excitement about Lumberjack basketball.He appears to be a bright, young guy with high recommendations from a lot of people that are very well-respected in the basketball community. Obviously time will tell how the hire works out... but if I was a betting man, I would honestly say I think Murphy is going to do a great job with the Lumberjacks, and inject a lot of enthusiasm into the program immediately.
"It has been a fun, wild ride," said Murphy sitting in his campus office. "Literally people tell you once you get hired it is a whirlwind. I can't think of any word better to describe it."
For a program that had a very rough year last season, he looks like, in my book, a homerun hire.
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