November 8, 2012

Husson coach to step down

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Husson athletic director Bob Reasso announced that football coach Sean Murphy has resigned from his current position, effective at the end of the 2012 season. Murphy will remain an integral part of the athletic department, as he has accepted the position of head men’s lacrosse coach. The lacrosse position has been open since the beginning of the fall season when former head coach Tim Murphy left for a position at Curry. Matt Sweeney has been serving as interim head coach.

Husson is 2-17 in football under Murphy, entering the season finale at Anna Maria.

Reasso explained that, “Sean approached me a couple of weeks ago with the idea of taking over the men’s lacrosse program. We interviewed him along with other candidates and found him to be the best person to lead the program forward. In the two years Sean has been here, though the win-loss record may not reflect it, he has really moved our football program forward. This is Division III college athletics, where academics and citizenship really matter, and he has done a tremendous job in these areas.”

In terms of lacrosse, Murphy touts an impressive coaching and playing resume. He has coached collegiately at three premier lacrosse institutions: spending four seasons at Dickinson as the defensive coordinator, a stint as an assistant at Bowdoin, and a season as defensive coordinator at Plymouth State.

Speaking of his football resignation, Murphy said, “This was a difficult decision for me, but I know that accepting this position is the best move for the Husson University athletic department and my family. I am passionate about coaching and am ready for this next challenge.” Murphy continued, “I am very proud of our football program and the progress the team has made in character development and academic success over the last two years. The program has that solid foundation, and I look forward to watching its growth and future success.”

Murphy will be relinquishing his head football coaching responsibilities, but he will stay involved in the athletic department operations in his assistant athletic director role. He will coach the Eagles in their final 2012 football game against Anna Maria this weekend before he assumes his men’s lacrosse responsibilities, and he will assist in the transition to the new football coach. A search for the next football coach will begin immediately.

After an 0-10 mark in 2011, this season has seen two exciting victories for the Eagles, with a close 28-22 win against Anna Maria in September and a 17-14 overtime win against SUNY-Maritime two weeks ago.

Sep. 23: All times Eastern
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at Bridgewater State 34, Fitchburg State 25
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
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at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
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at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
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at Western New England 59, Curry 28
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Springfield 28, WPI 23
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
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at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
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at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
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at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
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at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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at Centre 49, Chicago 27
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at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
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at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
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14 Greenville
35 Westminster (Mo.)
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Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
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at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
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Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
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at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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at Ripon 33, Knox 19
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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Thiel at Geneva
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
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UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
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at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
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Westminster (Pa.) at Bethany
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Ohio Wesleyan at Oberlin
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at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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13 Wilmington
28 Capital
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Austin at Southwestern Assemblies
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Langston at McMurry
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35 North Central (Ill.)
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Trinity (Texas) at Chapman
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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35 North Central (Ill.)
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