Named head coach of Canada's national full-time men's team in the summer of 1996...At the 1997 World
Hockey Championship in Finland, he led the championship team to capture a gold medal...In summer 1997, was
appointed associate coach of the Men's Olympic Team for the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
Began his coaching career in 1976 in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League...Coached the Brandon University
Bobcats from 1978-79 to 1980-81...In his final year at Brandon, brought the team to the league championship
and the No. 1 ranking in the country...Extensive coaching experience in Europe, including eight years in
Switzerland with Swiss Divison A teams - Kloten Zurcher, Zug and Lugano - and one year in the German Elite
League with Eisbaron Berlin...Joined the AHL's Hershey Bears' coaching staff as an assistant in 1987-88,
winning the Calder Cup that year...Was assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for two years and of the
Minnesota North Stars for two years, taking them to the 1991 Stanley Cup final...Associate Head Coach of the
Winnipeg Jets in 1992-93 and in 1993-94...In Switzerland, December 1995, became the only Canadian coach to
bring Team Canada to a fifth Spengler Cup tournament victory, which put the cup in the Hockey Hall of
Fame...Coached four other Spengler Cup-winning teams: in 1984, Î86, Î87 and '92...In 1996 was the assistant
coach, under Glen Sather, for Team Canada at the inaugural World Cup of Hockey, where Canada won a silver
medal...Served as assistant coach, under Tom Renney, on Canada's silver medal-winning team at the 1996 World
Hockey Championship in Vienna.
Hometown -- Souris, Manitoba
Murray and his wife, Ruth, have three children - Braden, Jordan and Sarah.