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Hatcher hired at Murray State

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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State has introduced former Kentucky

quarterbacks coach Chris Hatcher as the Racers' new head football

coach.

Hatcher was most recently head coach at Georgia Southern. He was

fired last month after a 5-6 season and an 18-15 record in three

seasons.

Murray Athletics Director Allen Ward said he was excited to have

Hatcher at the helm and believes Hatcher is an "exceptional

leader."

Hatcher promised fans an exciting football team to watch and

said he looks forward to the opportunity to put the Racers on top

of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Hatcher coached under Hal Mumme at Kentucky, working with

All-America quarterback and eventual No. 1 NFL draft pick Tim

Couch.

Hatcher became head coach at his alma mater, Valdosta State, in

2000.

At Murray, Hatcher replaces Matt Griffin, who was fired this

season as the Racers finished 3-8.