DGS Names Brandon Murphy as New Associate Principal for Athletics

DGS Names Brandon Murphy as New Associate Principal for Athletics

Downers Grove South High School has selected Brandon Murphy as the next associate principal for athletics.  

Since 2018, Murphy has served as the athletic director at Willowbrook High School, overseeing 28 athletic programs and approximately 100 coaches. Murphy managed the day-to-day operations of the Building and Grounds, Physical Education, Library and Athletic Training Departments as part of his role at Willowbrook. In addition, he serves as the president of the West Suburban Conference of Athletic Directors.

Before becoming Willowbrook’s Athletic Director in 2018, Brandon was the lead teacher for Driver’s Education and Health and served as the Student Council sponsor for ten years. He was also Willowbrook’s head wrestling coach, earning four IHSA State Wrestling Championships.

“We are excited to welcome Brandon to DGS. Brandon brings extensive experience and knowledge of the West Suburban conference to this role. We know he’ll embrace our Mustang family and motivate our coaches and student-athletes to succeed on and off the field,” said Arwen Lyp, Downers Grove South High School Principal.

Brandon is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University (BA, 2006) and Concordia University (MA, 2011) and holds a coaches certification in Mental Performance Mastery (MPM). 

“I look forward to learning the Mustang Way and what drives the pride inside. I will learn and embrace the school history and the legacy that the Alumni have left to guide current and future Mustangs. I look forward to helping student-athletes develop their leadership skills and creating opportunities to provide increased opportunities for student voice,” said Murphy. 

Brandon and his family reside in Woodridge and are members of the District 99 community.

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