BREAKING: Merritt Island Mustangs Offensive Coordinator Tyler Murray Named Head Coach

By  //  March 23, 2022

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

Murray helped lead Mustangs to 13-2 overall record, their best season since 1989

Tyler Murray, middle, has been named the head coach of the Merritt Island Mustangs football team. (Merritt Island High School image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Merritt Island High School has promoted class of 2009 graduate Tyler Murray from offensive coordinator to head coach of the Mustangs football team. 

Space Coast Daily–Friday Night Locker Room Coach of the Year Hurlie Brown announced that he would be leaving Merritt Island to join former Mustang and Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Bubba McDowell at Prairie View A&M.

During the 2021 season, Murray helped lead the 13-2 Mustangs to their best season since 1989.

The Mustangs offense accounted for 3,370 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 1,442 rushing yards, and 15 rushing touchdowns.

Murray played for the ifm Razorbacks Ravenbsurg football team in Ravensburg, Germany, then traveled back to Merritt Island and became a part of the coaching staff.

WATCH: Merritt Island High School Head Coach and Class of 2009 graduate Tyler Murray spoke with Space Coast Daily’s Jordan Rocco after a 12-10 victory over Sebring to send the Mustangs to the 5A State Championship.

Merritt Island Head Coach Hurlie Brown Steps Down, Will Join Bubba McDowell at Prairie View A&M in TexasRelated Story:
Merritt Island Head Coach Hurlie Brown Steps Down, Will Join Bubba McDowell at Prairie View A&M in Texas