Don Murray Steps Down as Wrestling Coach After 51 Years
August 19, 2021


Longtime SUNY Brockport Wrestling Coach Don Murray has stepped down from his coaching responsibilities.

Murray has served as the head coach of Brockport's wrestling program for the past 51 years. His success during that period included five NCAA team national championships, 27 individual national champions, and 147 All-Americans. He was the longest active tenured coach in any sport in NCAA Division III.

"SUNY Brockport would like to thank Coach Murray for his dedicated service over his long and decorated career. Don built a strong wrestling program and cultivated an international reputation. But we would especially like to thank him for the tremendous impact he has had on the thousands of student-athletes he's worked with over the years. They are his most enduring legacy," said SUNY Brockport Director of Athletics Erick Hart.

Bill Jacoutot, who has been on Murray's coaching staff since 2010, has been named interim head coach. Jacoutot spent 28 years as the wrestling coach at Spencerport High School, where he accumulated 353 wins, five nationally ranked teams, seven New York State team championships, and 21 Section V team championships.

Murray will continue in his role as an associate professor in SUNY Brockport's Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education.