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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Coach Stephen McMurray Joins The Hornets Hive


Stephen McMurray is one of Hackett’s newest hires to the already impressive staff lineup for the upcoming school year. McMurray will be teaching Physical Education as well as assistant coaching in football. He joins the Hornets from Alma where he worked as an instructional assistant and piloted an Alternative Learning Environment program for the district. McMurray also worked for two years at the Intermediate School which host third through fifth graders.  

During his high school career as an Airedale, Coach McMurray played football, basketball, baseball, track, and golf. He was also very active in clubs and organizations that helped to benefit the school and the surrounding community. After high school, McMurray attended Arkansas Tech University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education. “Health and Physical Education was not my original major but after a year and a half in a Health Information Management program, I switched majors to join the family business,” explains Coach McMurray. 

Being a Type 1 Diabetic for 22 years, Coach McMurray will be accompanied by a very special lady, his D.A.D (Diabetic Alert Dog) Ruth. “Ruth can detect high and low blood glucose levels an hour before I drop or raise. She is highly trained and has a very calm demeanor which makes her ideal for working with me in a school environment.”

“I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to teach the students and athletes of Hackett many fun and important lessons that they will be able to use for a lifetime!” 

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