Former Minnesota Duluth forward Sarah Murray was named the head coach at NCAA Division III Saint Mary’s University this week.
Murray, 31, returns to the state of Minnesota, where she won two NCAA championships with the Bulldogs in 2008 and 2010 after winning two high school national championships with Shattuck-St. Mary’s. She was an ironwoman during her four years at UMD , playing 153 games between 2006 and 2010, including 119 straight. Both numbers rank second all-time at UMD.
Murray, whose father Andy Murray coaches the Western Michigan men’s program in the NCHC, previously coached the South Korean national team in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — a team that became the Unified Korean National Team after it merged with the North Korean squad for the 2018 Games.
Saint’s Mary’s, based in Winona, finished fifth in the MIAC last season, going 9-11-6 overall. Murray replaces Greg Moore, who was with the Cardinals for just two seasons.