Coach Kyle Murray
Alleman Head Coach
Kyle Murray was named the Alleman High School Head Boys Basketball Coach prior to the 2017-18 season. In Murray’s first year at the helm, he led the Pioneers to their first winning season since the 2011-12 season. The Pioneers started the season 6-0 and were ranked in the IHSA Top 10 for the first time in nearly 20 years. Murray’s first year culminated in a Regional Championship for the Pioneers before losing to the eventual state runner-ups in the sectional semifinal.
Prior to coming to Alleman, Murray was as assistant on the St. Ambrose coaching staff for 11 years. Murray came to St. Ambrose as the graduate assistant for Sports Information and received a Master of Business Administration degree in 2008. During his time with St. Ambrose, the Fighting Bees won three conference championships and made an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
Originally from Muscatine, Iowa, Murray graduated from Muscatine High School in 2002.
A finalist for the 2002 Quad City Sports Athlete of the Year, Murray earned 13 varsity letters as a four-sport athlete. He was a First Team All-State selection in both football and soccer. Murray was named the Mississippi Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year in football after compiling over 2,000 all-purpose yards his senior season. He led the Muskies with 74 receptions and 15 TDs as a senior while setting 10 school records in the process. In soccer, Murray led the state in scoring with 48 points by scoring 26 goals and 12 assists as a senior. He left Muscatine as the all-time leader in scoring and goals scored for a career.
Murray was also named Honorable Mention All-State in basketball and baseball in his senior season. Murray led the Muskies to a MAC conference title in basketball in 2001 and led the league in assists in 3 consecutive seasons. He was a second baseman for the Muskies and was voted an All-Conference caliber player in three straight seasons.
In Murray's senior season, he led the Muskies to their first playoff football win in school history, their first state basketball appearance in 48 years, and a quarterfinal showing in the state soccer tourney. In 2009, Murray was inducted into the Muscatine High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
After a successful high school career, Murray played football for Division I-AA Drake University as a wide receiver. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2006. Murray currently resides in Davenport with his wife Natalie and his children Evelyn (3) and Charlie (2).