Bob Murray

bmurrayFew knew it at the time, but when Bob Murray and his wife moved to Windsor Locks in 1966, the town gained a valuable asset. Over the next three decades Bob served as coach, manager and friend to scores of Windsor Locks athletes. He was a fixture in both the WL Little League and the American Legion Baseball Programs. He coached the Lions Little League baseball team to more undefeated seasons than anyone can remember. When he was not on the diamond, Bob served as the equipment manager for the WL Jets Midget Football team for over a decade. Unbeknownst to anyone, assisting Coach Sullivan in 1994 would be Bob’s last chance of volunteering for the youth on the WL Varsity Soccer team. Bob passed away that October, as the team went on to win the Class “S” State Soccer Championship. They dedicated the victory to their 12th man and friend, Bob Murray. Although he has been gone for over 20 years, Bob’s legacy continues. Each year, two
scholarships are given in his name to a young man and woman graduating from Windsor Locks High School. The awards are given to young adults who excel in sports, but who, like Bob, exhibit sportsmanship and caring for the community.

est 2005