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February 15, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Archbishop Murphy hires AD/boys soccer coach

Archbishop Murphy director of communications Patti Means announced Wednesday the school has named Jerry Zander athletic director and Michael Bartley the school’s boys soccer coach.

Here is the press release:

Archbishop Murphy High School has named Jerry Zander as its permanent athletic director. Additionally, Michael Bartley has been named Head Boys’ Soccer Coach for the spring 2012 season.

Mr. Zander comes to the athletic director position with 12 years of high-school coaching experience in football, basketball, volleyball and track. He has taught mathematics at Archbishop Murphy since 1998, with an interim three years at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona. Jerry was Co-Athletic Director at AMHS in 2007-2008, and Director of Student Life in 2011. He and his wife Jenny and family live in Edmonds.

Michael Bartley brings over 31 years of soccer coaching experience to AMHS. Previously, Mr. Bartley served as head girls coach at Jackson High School (2003-2011), Meadowdale High School (1997-2002), and Eastside Catholic High School (1986-1993). He was boys head coach at Jackson from 1995-2005. During his coaching career, Mike was named The Herald All-Area Coach of the Year, Metro All-Area Coach of the Year, and The Enterprise All-Area Coach of the Year. He led his teams to numerous league and district titles, and many state appearances. In preparing for this spring’s season at AMHS, Mike said, “I’m excited to continue the tradition of excellence at AMHS. I’m very happy for this opportunity and look forward to a very successful season.”

Mike and his wife Joan and family live in the Everett area.

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