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Norwich tabs Murnyack as next head coach

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Defensive coordinator and interim head coach
Mark Murnyack was elevated to head coach
by Norwich University on Monday.
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NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Norwich University athletic director Tony Mariano announced Monday, February 7, that the university has appointed Mark Murnyack as its new head football coach. Murnyack previously served as the team's defensive coordinator and as its Director of Football Operations.

Murnyack had been named interim head coach after the departure of prior coach Shawn McIntyre.

"I am extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Mark (Murnyack) to the position of head coach for our football program," said Mariano.

"Mark has done an outstanding job as our defensive coordinator and is most qualified to carry on the long and storied traditions of our football program."

Coach Murnyack had this to say about his appointment:

"I am very pleased and honored to be named as the head football coach here at Norwich. Cadet football has been built over many years of outstanding traditions and values. I plan to carry on those values while building on our recent successes."

Murnyack is a 1996 graduate of Juniata and has been a member of the Norwich football coaching staff for a total of nine years. He is a resident of Northfield where he lives with his wife, Kerri, and their son, Nolan.

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