OUR TEAM

Wayne Murrah
CEO/Chariman/Owner

 

Wayne was born October 7, 1978 in Birmingham, AL. He enjoyed all sports growing up and participated in  playing baseball, soccer, but eventually found  his passion with basketball. Wayne grew up in Clay, AL where he participated in these sports before entering Hewitt- Trussville schools. After being the last one cut from his 7th grade and 8th grade basketball teams, Wayne made the freshman team at Hewitt- Trussville  Junior High and eventually made the junior varsity basketball team at Hewitt- Trussville High school. Wayne transferred to Clay-Chalkville High School when the school opened and was a two year starter for the Cougars. He was the second leading scorer his junior year averaging ten points a game. During his senior year, Wayne was the defensive player of the year as a guard and shot 92 % from the free throw line.

 

After graduation, Wayne attended the University of Alabama where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, he went to work as  a sales representative in the hardware industry- a position he still carries now.

After being away from the game of basketball for ten years, in 2008 Coach Murrah was brought on as a volunteer at Clay Chalkville Middle School with the eighth grade team. The next year, Wayne made his way to the high school and coached the freshman team. Coach Murrah would end up coaching at Clay for six  years where he was the head ninth  grade and junior varsity head coach along with being the assistant head coach on the varsity.

Wayne has coached several players who are now playing on  college football and basketball teams. During the 2012-2013 year, the Clay-Chalkville Cougars advanced to the sweet sixteen, losing late to the eventual state champion Mt Brook Spartans by three points. After the 2013-2014 season, Coach Murrah joined the Oak Mountain High School basketball program where he worked as a volunteer assistant for 5 years. He helped with all teams from the seventh grade through the varsity for Coach Chris Love’s Oak Mountain program.

 

Coach Murrah’s basketball philosophy is pack line half court man to man defense with a motion offense of cutting and screening away. Coach Murrah see the importance of on teaching the fundamentals of the game, and it is essential to him to share this with young players today. His favorite college basketball team is the University of Alabama, and  his favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles. His favorite college coach is Tony Bennett at the  University of Virginia and he is a big fan of their program as well. Coach Murrah currently resides in  Oxford, AL with his wife Cortney and their two step-children.

 

Coaching Biography

Clay Chalkville Middle School

8th Grade Assistant

2008-2009

 

Clay Chalkville High School

2009-2014

Varsity Assistant

9th Grade head Coach

Junior Varsity Head Coach

 

Oak Mountain High School

2014-2018

9th Grade head Coach

2014-2015

2015-2016

Varsity assistant

Assistant 7th –varsity

 

Billy Ronilo
President

 

Billy is a pediatric physical therapist for Children’s Rehabilitation Service, a program within the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. He graduated from the University of Alabama with an undergraduate degree in biology and attended physical therapy school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has worked in a pediatric setting since graduating physical therapy school in 2001. He and his wife Beth have two  children, Jack and Tate. Billy has coached both of his sons in various sports over the years. He enjoys coaching and teaching young children. He believes that by instilling in them the principles of hard work, high energy, and positive attitude each player can have tremendous influence on his/her teammates and the success of his/her team. He will not only assist on the court but also off of  the court in the administrative aspects of the organization. He hopes that his involvement with the organization will lay the foundation to allow Iron City Hoops to positively impact the lives of the players both on and off the court for many years to come.

Daniel Foy

Director of Basketball Operations

Daniel Foy was born in Wilmington, North Carolina Coach Foy moved to Alabama in 1981 when he was 11. He graduated from Appalachian High School in 1987, received his B.S in Language Arts from UAB in 1992, and his Masters in PE from UAB in 1999. Daniel married his wife, Sharla, in 1994. They have three sons, Braden (16), Brooks (14), and Brennen (10). This coming year will mark his 25th year of coaching high school basketball, as well as football, baseball, golf, track, and softball at various times. Coach Foy has been a varsity basketball head coach at Appalachian, Moody, Mortimer Jordan, and Clay-Chalkville High Schools.

Chris Richardson

Director of Player Development

 

 

Chris is a native of Birmingham graduating from Minor High School earning All-Metro Honors. He began his college career at the University of Tennessee Martin where he played for two years. He then transferred to University of Mobile for his final two seasons. Chris graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine. Chris will be active with Iron City coaching/instructing our Skills Sessions and with our teams.

Wesley Lynch

Wesley Lynch played on his high school basketball team at Briarwood Christian School. He set the record for career three point % during his time there. He played college basketball at the University of Montevallo. Coach Lynch graduated from Montevallo with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He received his teaching certificate during his time at Montevallo. He spent two years helping with the junior high basketball program at Oak Mountain Middle School and was head coach of the seventh grade team.

 

He enjoys anything sports related, and he absolutely loves coaching. There is nothing he enjoys more than molding young players. His focus is not just to help them grow in their skill level, but to also help them grow mentally. Coach Lynch has a wife, Amanda, and a two-year-old son, Ethan. They have been married about two and a half years. Coach Lynch is excited to be a part of your son’s growth, and will make every effort to help them grow individually and as a member of  his team.

 

Drew FaulkD

 

Drew Faulk played basketball for Briarwood Christian High School’s varsity team for four years. He also played two years for Covenant College before transferring to Auburn to finish his education. While at Auburn, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology specifically in the field of physical education. He desires to make teaching and coaching his career. He wants young people to not only see the benefits of what athletics and training can do for them physically, but also what it can do for them in all walks of life.

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