FAMU NAMES FREDDIE MURRAY AS ASSISTANT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M University head women’s basketball Coach LeDawn Gibson announced the hiring of Freddie Murray as assistant women’s basketball coach.

Last season, Murray was an assistant coach at North Carolina A&T State University, where he helped guide the Lady Aggies to the 2010 MEAC regular season title and a WNIT Sweet Sixteen appearance, posting wins over Wake Forest and UNC-Charlotte in the first and second rounds, becoming the first HBCU women's team to win two consecutive games in post season play.

In addition, while Murray coached at A&T, the Lady Aggies won three consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular season championships (2008, 2009, 2010), winning the MEAC Tournament in 2009, earning a berth to the NCAA Tournament.

The Lady Aggies also broke the school record for most wins in a season twice with 25 in 2007-08 and 26 in 2008-09.

Murray also worked at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., where he served as assistant women’s basketball coach from 2005-2007 and was named interim head coach mid-way the 2006-2007 campaign.

Murray began his coaching career at Jackson State University (Miss.) as a graduate assistant coach and was named assistant coach in 2001. There he help guide the Lady Tigers to the 2003 Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season title and coach SWAC Defensive Player of the Year Amie Williams.

In 1999, Murray formed Hoop Dreams, an AAU program that was influential in assisting many talented young ladies with scholarship offers to many Division I, II and NAIA programs across the country.

Murray, a Jackson, Missiissippi native, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Jackson State University (1990).


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