Who’s Who in 22, Sport: Scott Murray

Published 2:30am 2 December 2022

Who’s Who in 22, Sport: Scott Murray
Words by Moreton Daily

Redcliffe Dolphins Hostplus Cup Head Coach Scott Murray not only led his side to a Grand Final in 2022 but has also been rewarded with a full-time job developing young players as the Dolphins enter the NRL.

In October, Dolphins NRL announced its coaching structure which included roles for Murray and Ben Te’o transitioning players from the Queensland Rugby League competitions into the NRL team.

It followed a successful 2022 season for both coaches whose teams played in Grand Finals and who mentored players who now have full, development or train and trial contacts with the NRL squad.

Murray stepped into the Hostplus Cup Head Coach role ahead of the 2022 season after successful stints as assistant coach and Head Coach of the Colts side.

He has been on the coaching staff at the club in different roles since 2017.

In that year, the Redcliffe under-20s team took out the statewide FOGS Under 20 competition, with a win against Mackay Cutters, before backing up to claim the South East Queensland FOGS Colts title with victory over Norths Devils before the two competitions merged into one format the following season.

Murray also served as assistant to former Cup coach Adam Mogg and was part of the 2018 Intrust Super Cup premiership-winning coaching team.

Te’o and Murray will effectively swap teams with Te’o assuming the head coaching role for the Hostplus Cup and Murray returning to lead the Dolphins’ Hastings Deerings Colts team.

Both will move from part-time roles to become full-time coaches for the club as they use their experience to prepare the newest wave of players through the Dolphins’ system.

Murray will take a break from his full-time role leading Redcliffe State High’s successful rugby league program to focus on developing the club’s next generation of junior representative stars.

About Scott Murray

Murray took on his first coaching gig about 20 years ago.

The former Roosters, Dragons, Rabbitohs and Sharks player made 50 first-grade appearances from 1992-2001 and coached U20s teams at the Roosters, Rabbitohs and Bulldogs before moving to Queensland to take on a teaching and coaching role at Redcliffe State High School in 2016.

The following year, he joined the Dolphins to coach the Colts. In 2018, then Intrust Super Cup team head coach Adam Mogg asked him to be his assistant.

The team won the competition in 2018 and Murray decided to assist Mogg again in 2019 but was keen to return to the Colts and develop younger players.

He was at the helm of the Colts in 2020 and 2021, while also teaching and running the rugby league program at Redcliffe State High School.

He took on the role as Hostplus Cup Head Coach in 2022.

Murray’s passion for developing young players has brought him to this point in his career and his new role will give him the opportunity to continue that work.

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