Coach Matt Murrer has taken over the head coaching position for the Cadets basketball team. Coach Murrer, having Division 1 basketball experience at the Virginia Military Institute hopes to lead the team to a state championship this season.
Coach Murrer has had many coaching positions before settling in with the Cadets and the addition to the new gym is certainly going to give Murrer the tools he needs to take Benedictine basketball to the next level.
This is not Coach Murrer's first rodeo coaching players who are trying to play at the next level. Murrer has had his own travel basketball (AAU) organization coaching some of the best ballers in the area, as well as becoming the president of the RockIt Sports travel basketball organization. Coaching all ages of basketball from youth to Division 1 prospects, Coach Murrer is more than qualified to turn the Cadets into one of the best teams in the city.
The players, along with the Cadet corps are excited to see the new coach in action. "He pushes his players hard," said Sophomore forward Chris Seigler. "Coach Murrer is going to give our team a chance to win a state championship and be at the top again." There is no doubt that having Coach Murrer giving the Cadets instruction from the sideline is giving the team a confidence boost. The team is looking for Murrer to guide them through the season and take them all the way.
Benedictine's new state-of-the-art basketball gym, McMurtrie-Reynolds Pavilion, is expected to fit into Coach Murrer's plan perfectly. The team has started working out together this fall putting up shots in the gym and building team chemistry for the winter. Coach Murrer has his team of white and green practicing earlier than they ever have. In hopes of leading the Cadets to victory, Coach Murrer has the team training Monday-Friday running the track, lifting weights and doing drills on the court.
Benedictine is hoping Murrer's college basketball experience will have a part in the way he coaches the team. Averaging 16.6 points a game during his senior season at the Virginia Military Institute, Murrer is no stranger to knowing the hard work it takes to win games and get to the next level. The sky's the limit for the Cadets under Coach Murrer this season and the expectations are high.