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Hinds CC Athletics Director Gene Murphy retiring



Gene Murphy has announced his retirement after 24 years as athletic director (image courtesy of Hinds CC)

Hinds Community College Athletics Director Gene Murphy announced his retirement Thursday, after 24 years in the role.

“Coach Murphy has been an integral part of the Hinds Community College family and had a far-reaching influence on athletes that is immeasurable,” said Hinds Community College President Dr. Stephen Vacik.

Murphy has been the athletic director since 1997 and also served as head coach for 16 years before retiring in 2017.

Murphy has coached many local Vicksburg athletes over the years, including current and former NFL players such as Malcolm Butler and Michael Myers.

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