Straight from tomorrow’s paper, here’s the update on Clayton Valley hiring Tim Murphy as its new football coach.
Tim Murphy has accepted an offer to become the new head football coach at Clayton Valley High, the veteran coach said Tuesday.
Murphy said he initially declined the offer, but with his daughter planning to attend the school in the next few years, he decided to jump at the chance to be at the same school as her.
“It’s incredible to be honest,” Murphy said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better situation than to coach at the school my daughter’s going to.”
The move completes a whirlwind offseason for the former Ygnacio Valley coach. In November, he resigned as coach at Clovis East, where he had coached since 2000. He then accepted the head coaching position at Hunter High in West Valley City, Utah.
In January, he decided to return to the East Bay to be closer to his parents and daughter, accepting an offer to become head coach again at Ygnacio Valley. He accepted the job at Clayton Valley this week, but also praised Ygnacio Valley principal Bill Morones, saying Morones was great to him throughout the process.
Murphy, who has won nine league and three section titles in his coaching career, takes over for Herc Pardi, who resigned in March after 16 years at the helm. Clayton Valley is converting to a charter school for next school year.
“It seems like everything’s moving positively,” Murphy said. “I’ve been there the last two days and the kids were really receptive.”