It is with great enthusiasm that the Mona Shores Athletic Department announces Louis Murray as its 15th head boys basketball coach.
A Norton Shores resident, Murray played for the Big Reds of Muskegon from 1996-2000, making it to the MHSAA quarterfinals in 1999 as a point guard. After graduating from Muskegon High School, Murray continued his playing career at Muskegon Community College with Coach Gene Gifford.
Coach Murray’s high school coaching career began as an assistant at Holton from 2006-2008, where he helped the Red Devils win their first district championship in 53 years. The 2009 season brought him back to Muskegon High School where he was an assistant under Bernard Loudermill and then Keith Guy through the Big Reds recent runner up finish in the 2023 MHSAA tournament. Throughout his time in the Muskegon program, the Big Reds won multiple district and regional championships as well as a Division 1 state title in 2014.
It is his championship pedigree, in addition to his vision for the Mona Shores program, that made Louis Murray the clear choice to lead Mona Shores boys basketball for the foreseeable future. His extensive experience running youth programs, most recently at SportHouse in Norton Shores, establishes him as a proven program-builder with the skills to promote and develop our athletes and program as a whole. Coach Louis Murray is a well-known fixture in the local basketball community. This hire sends the message that Mona Shores is serious about developing a basketball culture where high-level play based on a strong work ethic is an expectation.
The athletic department will be hosting a meet and greet on Monday, May 1st at 6:00 pm in the Sailor Center at Mona Shores High School. This opportunity to meet Coach Louis Murray and hear him discuss his vision for the program is open to the public. We encourage all basketball players, parents, and fans to attend.