Saxons Name New Head Girls Volleyball Coach

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Tim Murphy has been named as the new head girls volleyball coach at Schaumburg High School, effective with the 2017 season.

Tim Murphy has been named as the new head girls volleyball coach at Schaumburg High School, effective with the 2017 season.  Murphy will replace retiring coach Jeanette Pancratz, who has coached at Schaumburg High School for the past 27 years of her 36-year career as a teacher and coach.  During her tenure at SHS, Pancratz amassed 824 total career wins, making her one of the top-15, all-time winningest girls volleyball coaches in Illinois. 

 
“Coach Pancratz has positively impacted and shaped the girls volleyball program into what it is today through her expertise, passion, and dedication,” said Schaumburg High School Principal Tim Little.  “While she will certainly be missed, we are thrilled to have Coach Murphy take over the program.  His coaching experience, energy, and enthusiasm will undoubtedly help our team achieve continued success in the future.” 
 
In addition to coaching volleyball, Murphy will teach physical education at Schaumburg High School beginning in the fall of 2017.  Murphy has served as head boys volleyball coach at Lake Park High School since 2011, as well as head JV girls volleyball coach since 2012.  While at Lake Park High School, he coached five state qualifying “Sweet 16” squads, including four “Elite 8” teams and one “Final 4” team.  Prior to that, he was head boys volleyball head coach at Addison Trail High School in 2009, while also serving as the school’s head JV girls volleyball coach (2005-2012) and head JV boys volleyball coach (2005-2011).  Currently, Murphy is co-director, tournament director, and head coach for SYNC Volleyball in Schaumburg, Ill.
 
Murphy earned a bachelor of arts degree in physical education (K-12) from Northeastern Illinois University in 2012, with a minor in health education.  He also earned an associate in arts degree from Harper College in 2007.