browse around this web-site The Wayne Murphy Scholarships are presented to one male and one female Auburn High School senior student/athlete that display the traits former AHS Coach and Athletic Director Wayne Murphy valued and demonstrated in his life such as enthusiasm, leadership, character and a strong work ethic.
This year’s recipients are Morgan Brown and Dana Echols.
Morgan played football and baseball at AHS; he plans to attend Auburn University to study chemical engineering.
Dana played basketball at AHS and ran track; she plans to attend Shelton State Community College to study accounting while on a basketball scholarship.
These scholarships are the result of an endowment established with the Community Foundation of East Alabama (CFEA) in memory of Coach Wayne Murphy, Auburn High’s first athletic director, who lost his battle to cancer in 2011.
Coach Murphy was the embodiment of the “can do” spirit, and he instilled this attitude in his students in the classroom as well as in athletics.
He was always able to motivate his athletes to run faster and farther, jump higher and perform better.
Murphyʼs ﬁnal professional role was as the ﬁrst director of athletics for Auburn High School, a position he held from 1991 until his retirement in 1998.
It was his vision that eventually led to the current AHS ﬁeld house and the modernized track facility that now bears his name.