Boys Soccer Coach Brendan Murphy and Senior Nick Urbanek Honored
Marist Varsity Boys Head Soccer Coach Brendan Murphy was recently named Georgia Soccer Coach-of-the-Year by the United Soccer Coaches Association for private/parochial schools. In addition, senior Nick Urbanek was selected to the Georgia All-State Team by the association.
The United Soccer Coaches Association is the largest soccer coaches association in the world, founded in 1941 and has over 30,000 members, including both men/boys and women/girls. It offers training for both beginning and experienced coaches and distributes over 11,000 awards each year.
Marist Alum Drew Dollar Wins ARCA Race at Talladega
Marist alum Drew Dollar won the ARCA-Menard Series/General Dollar 200 at Talladega (Ala) Speedway on Saturday (6/21). This is Drew's first win and the first race in the ARCA Series since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the complete story on the race, go to:
Marist Cross Country Head Coach Matt McMurray Named Most Positive Boys Coach in Atlanta
Marist Cross Country Head Coach Matt McMurray was recently named Most Positive Boys Coach Regional Award winner by Positive Athlete, a national organization that promotes high school student-athletes and coaches that are high character, teamwork oriented leaders and show heart for their school and community.
Positive Athlete received nominations from over 420 Georgia high schools this year and only about 2% of coaches nomined are recognized as regional winners. Coach McMurray is now eligible to potentially win a state-wide award that will be announced in June.
The Blue & Gold Athletics Circle was establish in 2003 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to Marist School Athletics. Selection takes into consideration personal excellence in athletics, academics and service to the Marist School community.
The 2020 Blue & Gold Circle Inductees were recently announced are: Douglas Coffed (2004) Cross Country & Track Chris Davis (2004) Football & Baseball Andrew Dete (2005) Football Kayleen Duffy (2008) Soccer Robby Hayes (2007) Swimming Sheila O'Neill Pach (2008) Swimming Lori Spingola (2010) Softball Mary Ashleigh Tippins Lentz (2007) Volleyball David Weeks (1992) Football Service Inductees Kellie Eyre Ruse -- Community Coach Bill Schmitz -- Coach & Administrator
The Inductees will be honored at the Marist Football Homecoming Game on Oct 2.