The Wheeler School is excited to announce the hiring of Sean Murray as the new Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach.
A standout student-athlete in two sports at Bishop Hendricken High School (Warwick, RI), Murray was a 2008 US Lacrosse High School All-American and captain of both the lacrosse and basketball teams. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island he began his coaching career as an assistant at Bishop Hendricken. During his seven years on staff, Murray helped guide the Hawks to the 2011 Rhode Island State Championship and coached countless All-State and All-American student-athletes.
In March of 2012, Murray founded Roots Lacrosse, which provides boys and girls lacrosse players an opportunity for skill development and organized league play throughout the year. Under his directorship, the program has grown from 30 initial participants to more than 200 youth lacrosse players.
“We are excited for Sean Murray to take over our Boys Lacrosse program,” said Director of Athletics Sean Kelly ‘02. “Sean has a remarkable reputation as an intelligent and hard-working coach, who not only develops talented players but creates a culture and an environment for his players to thrive as individuals well beyond the boundaries of the lacrosse field.”
The Wheeler Boys Lacrosse team finished in 6th place in Division III of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) this past spring, before bowing out in the quarterfinal round of the Division III Tournament. The Warriors return 13 players from last year’s roster, including junior John Atanasoff ‘22 and sophomore standouts Kefyalew Cahill ‘23 and Riley Harrison ‘23 and the team’s most improved player, Cristian Rodriguez-Morel ‘23.
“After speaking with Sean Kelly and learning more about Wheeler and the goals of the Athletics program, I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Athletics staff and the Wheeler community,” Murray said in accepting the position. “Coaches have always been my greatest teachers. I’m excited to create impactful relationships with Wheeler student-athletes to help them achieve their goals on and off the field.”