Chelmsford High School-Michael Murphy

Salem News: Murphy (CHS ’08) thrilled to catch on as athletic director at Essex Tech

The excitement in Michael Murphy’s voice as he discussed the growth of the Essex Tech athletic program and all the buzz around the Hawks heading into another new school year was impossible to miss.

Murphy had good reason to be enthusiastic, since he’d just given his first speech to the Hawk football team not as an assistant coach but as the school’s new athletic director. The 31-year-old has been a teacher and coach at Essex Tech for five years and there’s no doubt he’ll carry a high energy, positive approach in his new role.

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