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Sean Murphy steps down after 21 years as Curley football coach

Sean Murphy steps down after 21 years as Curley football coach

After 21 years as Archbishop Curley football coach, Sean Murphy has stepped down and plans to move to North Carolina where his wife, Lynne, began teaching in the fall.

Murphy said his wife taught at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., last semester and he decided to stay at Curley until he was sure she was happy in her new job.

“She was offered a tenured-track professor position and that opportunity, for her, was just one of those things that was too good an opportunity for her to pass up," Murphy said. "She was raised in North Carolina and has some family there. I wouldn’t commit to going down there until she spent a semester there to make sure...

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