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Football: Woodland Hills promotes Bostard to acting head coach

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Sarah Spencer reports that Woodland Hills has promoted Tim Bostard to acting head football coach.

"Woodland Hills athletic director Ron Coursey confirmed Thursday that assistant football coach Tim Bostard has been promoted to acting head coach.

The decision comes in the wake of Kevin Murray's resignation.

"The decision, in my opinion, was a no-brainer," Coursey said. "Tim has been with the program for many many years, he's an alum of Woodland Hills, and upon the new coaching staff, he was named the associate head coach, the lead assistant, to coach Murray. So to me, it was just a no-brainer for stability and continuity for our kids."

Bostard declined to comment, referring all questions to Coursey and superintendent Alan Johnson."

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Football: Controversial Woodland Hills coach Kevin Murray resigns

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White reports that Woodland Hills football coach Kevin Murray has resigned.

"Kevin Murray has stepped down as Woodland Hills head football coach, Murray confirmed Wednesday.

Murray has been on unpaid leave since July 1, awaiting a decision from the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding the renewal of his principal certification, which allows him to work as a school administrator.

Murray's attorney, Phil Dilucente, confirmed Murray did not resign as principal and said Murray has yet to hear back about his certification. Dilucente said he could not comment as to the reason for the certification hold-up.

He has faced two major controversies as Woodland Hills principal. Murray was placed on paid leave in November of 2016 after an audio recording surfaced of him using profanity and threatening to strike a student the district said was being disrespectful to his teacher, though Murray was not charged with a crime and was reinstated in January."

 

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Football: Woodland Hills players give support to new coach

Written by Sarah Spencer on .

Sarah Spencer profiles Woodland Hills football coach Kevin Murray.

"An unforgiving summer sun beamed down as Woodland Hills receivers practiced their routes and running backs ran through cone drills.

As its football field, Wolvarena, receives a tune-up for the season, coach Kevin Murray watched from the center circle of the school's soccer field while his defense eyed the ball carrier, practicing pursuit angles.

With drills running like clockwork, you'd assume nothing other than a standard offseason for the Wolverines. Despite any personal controversy, that's how Murray wanted to keep it for his players.

"This isn't about Kevin Murray," Murray said. "This is about Woodland Hills football.""

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Boys Basketball: Woodland Hills standout picks La Roche

Written by Brad Everett on .

As a freshman, Deontae Robertson started on a Woodland Hills team that did not win a game.

He finished his career by leading the Wolverines to the postseason for the first time in 22 years.

It's safe to say the school he plays for in college is getting a player who knows a lot about perseverance.

That school will be La Roche.

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Football: Woodland Hills principal in line to be next head coach

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Mike White reports that Kevin Murray is set to become the new head football coach at Woodland Hills.

"Kevin Murray is the principal at Woodland Hills High School and now set to become only the second head football coach in the history of the school.

A hiring committee has recommended Murray as the Wolverines' new coach, taking over for legendary George Novak, who retired as coach after last season. Novak was the only coach since Woodland Hills opened in 1987.

The Woodland Hills school board still must approve Murray's hiring at a meeting Wednesday night. Besides being principal, Murray has been an assistant football coach for the Wolverines for a number of years, including the past five seasons as assistant head coach. He is a Woodland Hills graduate who played for Novak.

Also on Wednesday night, the Woodland Hills board will vote on the hiring of Ron Coursey as athletic director. Coursey is currently the athletic director at William Penn High School in York, Pa."