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Chanel Murchison coaching in her CMS debut, a win over Puget Sound
Chanel Murchison coaching in her CMS debut, a win over Puget Sound

Head Coach Chanel Murchison Earns Impact Award from WeCOACH

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Women's Basketball Head Coach Chanel Murchison earned the 2020 Impact Award from WeCOACH, the organization announced today at their annual NCAA Women Coaches Academy.

WeCOACH is the premier membership organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels. The Impact Award recognizes a member of the academy class who leads by example with an elevated, selfless commitment to the encouragement of other's success and an unwavering dedication to their personal and professional achievement, and is granted by fellow classmates. 

Murchison is in her second year as the head coach of the CMS Women's Basketball program, joining the Athenas after serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater, the College of William & Mary. She guided CMS to a 19-8 record in her first season at the helm in 2019-20, as well as an appearance in the SCIAC Championship game, when the Athenas finished as the runner-up after taking top-seeded Redlands into overtime. 

Murchison graduated from William & Mary with a degree in economics, and earned her MBA from John Carroll in 2016, where she served as a graduate assistant coach for two years. She then joined the William & Mary staff as a full-time assistant, before coming to CMS at the start of the 2019-20 academic year. 

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