Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University and the Department of Athletics mourns the death of Norm Murray, who passed away early Wednesday morning.
Murray began working at James M. Shuart Stadium in the 1950s, serving as a timekeeper. He started doing public address announcing in the 1960s, beginning a career that would see him announce Hofstra Football and Lacrosse, along with many high school events.
“Norm Murray embodied Hofstra Pride,” said Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz. His voice and his spirit will be a part of the fabric of Hofstra Athletics for all time. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
“Norm Murray was recognized as the voice of Hofstra athletics at Shuart Stadium for many years,” said Hofstra President Emeritus James M. Shuart. “As someone who was also a long time personal friend, he will be greatly missed.”