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Revere Hires New Varsity Football Coach

Michael Murphy will replace Phil Heyn who resigned in November.

Revere has named Michael Murphey as the new head football coach for the Minutemen.

Murphy, who will officially be appointed at the Feb. 19 school board meeting, was hired for the job on Feb. 5, according to a press release.

He is currently the offensive line coach for Case Western Reserve University and a school counselor at Kenston High School.

Murphy was chosen from a field of more than 60 candidates to replace Phil Heyn who resigned in November.

Heyn held the job for three years with a 4-26 record.

“We are pleased to have Mike join the staff at Revere," Superintendent Randay Boroff said in a statement. "With his experiences and successes, we feel he is the right person to establish new expectations, create new traditions of excellence and develop an atmosphere of excitement for all of our students and especially our football program.”

Murphey played college football and John Carroll University and began his coaching career at the university as a full time assistant. During his tenure, John Carroll won the East Region Championship in 2002 and earned was third in the national ranking.

He has worked and coached  at Trinity High School, Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools and Kenston High School.  He was selected by his coaching peers as the East Head Coach of the 2007 Cuyahoga County East/West All-Star Game.

At Revere he will be a secondary-level school counselor dividing his day between  Revere Middle and High Schools.

Among his functions will be assisting middle school students in making a smooth transition to the high school.

Bill Fairweather April 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Coach Murphey has a tall order in front of him getting the football program back the very tradition and prominence it once held. "If you build it, they will come" seems all too apt here, both in player and coaching talent as well as community fan base. As one who played there when Revere's football program first turned the corner decades ago, when we played before standing room only crowds, I wish him and his coaching staff all the good fortune in the world. Thank you for coming...now, go "build it." ~ Bill Fairweather, Class of '68

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