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Report: Murray to take college coaching job

Former Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues coach Andy Murray reportedly will be named the next coach at Western Michigan University.

According to a report on the College Hockey News website, Murray, 60, will replace Jeff Blashill, who left the school July 8 to become an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings. The official announcement will be made at noon ET on Tuesday.

Murray coached the Kings for six seasons, from 1999 to 2006, making the playoffs in each of the first three seasons, but missing the following two, and then he was dismissed with the 12 games left in the 2005-06 season. He was hired as coach of the Blues halfway through the 2005-06 season, replacing Mike Kitchen. The Blues made the playoffs in 2009, but Murray was let go halfway through the following season, with the Blues 17-17-6 through 40 games.

In 10 seasons as an NHL coach, Murray is 333-278, with 58 ties and 69 overtime losses.