With John Murphy expected to be sworn in by a congregation of New Milford converts Wednesday night, talk has naturally shifted back to his former place of employment: Masuk.
OK, let’s be honest, it’s never really shifted away from Masuk. We just took a slight detour when it was confirmed Murphy was on his way north, which seemed to bring out a rainbow of opinions from his former players on Twitter when news broke Monday night.
The naturally emotional Tweets from Masuk’s current and former players ranged from the initial shock (‘hypocrite’) to understanding (‘Coach did what’s best for him’) to anticipation (‘Can’t wait for Week 1’) and an underclassman’s lament (‘wish we could have shown him what we could do.’)
But now focus is back on Masuk’s next move.
So, here’s where we stand:
Athletic director John DeGenarro said Tuesday afternoon that second interviews were underway this week and that Masuk hoped to have a decision soon.
A source close to the Masuk decision-makers said that two of the candidates, Darien defensive coordinator Mike Forget, and Monroe Lions coach Steve Christy, were eliminated from contention.
That leaves Ridgefield associate head coach Dave Brennan and Weston coach Joe Lato.
The final recommendation will be made to the Monroe Board of Education for approval.
So there we are.