Jack Murphy

Year Inducted: 1985

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Minonk-Dana_Rutland High School
Tremont High School
Taylorville High School
Pontiac High School

Biography: Jack Murphy coached 24 seasons of varsity basketball at Minonk-Dana-Rutland, Tremont, Taylorville, Pawnee and Pontiac High Schools. His basketball teams posted 402 victories and lost 233. In those 24 years Murphy’s team have won 30 championships. Six of those championships came in regional tournaments. Murphy produced six all-state basketball players and was an original member of the committee which studied class basketball in Illinois. He’s been a member of the IBCA All-Star selection committee. In his entire career Murphy never inherited a winning program, but at each school he left there was a winning program in place.  Jack Murphy died on April 25, 2020 at the age of 88.