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Murphy staying put
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Monroe boys basketball coach Pat Murphy (left) talks to participants in the Monroe boys basketball summer camp Wednesday night alongside Wisconsin Badgers sophomore Tim Jarmusz. Jarmusz was the main attraction at the 7th annual camp. Badgers who have attended past camps include Kirk Penney, Greg Stiemsma, Joe Krabbenhoft, Sharif Chambliss and Freddie Owens (twice). Jarmusz, a 66 guard/forward was named the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year his senior season at Oshkosh West and shot 47.9 percent from the field last season for the Badgers.
PLATTEVILLE - After an extensive pursuit of a new men's basketball coach, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has its man - and it's not Monroe boys coach Pat Murphy.Pioneers assistant Jeff Gard was introduced Tuesday as the 13th coach in school history."Coach Gard has paid his dues," Murphy said. "And he's so connected with the Platteville community already. I called him up to congratulate him and wished him luck."Murphy was one of five finalists for the job.