Former Muscatine four-sport standout and current St. Ambrose assistant coach Kyle Murray was named boys basketball head coach at Rock Island Alleman High School on Saturday.

Murray, who has spent the past 11 seasons as Ray Shovlain's assistant for the St. Ambrose men's basketball program, replaces Patrick Rangel, who was relieved of his duties last month at Alleman.

The Pioneers finished 14-14 and won a regional championship last season but were 59-105 overall in Rangel's six seasons.

"Whether as a player or coach, Kyle has proven to be successful on and off the court," Alleman athletic director Joe Conklin said in a statement. "Kyle's stellar playing career and extensive collegiate coaching experience will provide a winning combination where our student-athletes will thrive as basketball players and young men."

Murray led the Mississippi Athletic Conference in assists three straight seasons and helped Muscatine end a 48-year drought by leading the Muskies to the state tournament as a senior in 2002.

Murray also starred in football, soccer and track for the Muskies and was a finalist for Quad-City Times Male Athlete of the Year in 2002. He was the MAC's co-MVP as a senior on the gridiron, hauling in 74 passes for 966 yards and 15 touchdowns.

He continued his football career at Drake, where he was a two-year letterwinner before earning his masters in business administration at St. Ambrose in 2008.

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