Evanston Football News

Murney Lazier

Posted: Aug 22, 2010  |  By: admin

The winningest football coach in Illinois state history. In 18 years at Evanston High School, Coach Murney Lazier's record was 127-15-4. He retired from coaching after the 1974 season to become athletic director at Lyons Township in La Grange, IL. He retired in 1992 but still scouts for Lyons' football team.

In the fall of 1950, Murney Lazier came to Evanston from Oregon Community High School in Oregon, Illinois where he had been a Physical Education Teacher, Head Varsity Football and Basketball Coach. At Evanston Township High School, he became a Physical Education Teacher, Head Freshman Football Coach and Head Freshman Basketball Coach.

Shortly thereafter, he became Head Sophomore Football Coach and Head Varsity Wrestling Coach. The Varsity Wrestling Team won the only Suburban League Wrestling Title in the School?s History. His under class record in Football was 52 wins and 4 losses. In 1957, he was named Head Varsity Football Coach.

To present day, Coach Lazier has the highest winning percentage of any Illinois High School Football Coach in State History

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