Pacific Lutheran Men's Basketball

The Lutes compete in the Northwest Conference and are a member of the NCAA at the Division III level. This year was the first under new Head Coach Chad Murray. Read More

Chad Murray

Head Coach

Chad Murray joined the Pacific Lutheran University staff in April of 2017 as the head mens basketball coach.

“Under Chads leadership, I look forward to seeing mens basketball continue to be a top tier program in the Northwest Conference,” said Athletic Director Laurie Turner. “With Chads breadth of experience serving as both an assistant and head coach at Division III programs, as well as his West Coast ties, will allow him to hit the ground running.”,

Murray joins the Lutes after serving as head coach at Division III Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa for the last eight seasons. Murray led the Rams to a 12-12 record and a 10-8 mark in Midwest Conference play this winter, advancing to the semifinals of the MWC Tournament. Murray finished 15-11 in his debut season with the Rams back in 2009-2010, setting a school record for wins by a first-year coach. In his eight years at the helm, Cornell has produced four 1,000-point scorers and seven All-Conference honorees, along with five Honorable Mention All-Conference selections.