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Murry O’Neil

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Murry O’Neil

A South Glens Falls native who started his legendary high school coaching career at South High, Murry O’Neil established the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football program in 1955. In 30 years, he compiled a record of 134-103-7, and was known as “Mr. Football” in Burnt Hills.

He also coached the track and field and wrestling teams at BHBL. His wrestling coaching record was 129-29-2; it was 56-13-2 in track.

After retiring in 1985, Murry began the modified football program at Ballston Spa, and then did the same thing at Saratoga High for his longtime friend Blaise Iuliano. He then became the junior varsity coach at Queensbury before returning to his alma mater to being the modified program there.

From 2000 to 2009, he was an assistant football coach at Saratoga Catholic.

“Murry has always been a leader in transition,” said Shenendehowa Coach Brent Steuerwald of his friend. “So many things have changed. And he has been the person that everyone has looked to and what a job he has done.”