During his time at Arizona, Coach Dave Murray built one of the top cross country and track and field programs in the nation. At the time of his induction, his thirty-five years of service as a head coach was the second longest tenure of any Wildcat head coach- the others are Fred Enke (36 years) and J.F. "Pop" McKale (35 years). Dave became the head cross country coach in 1968 as only the second cross country coach in the school's history. Under his direction, Wildcat student-athletes were named All-Americans 166 times in both cross country and track and field. His coaching also produced 28 individual National Champions and nine Pac-10 Conference Champions as well as numerous Olympians, World Championship competitors and NCAA and Pac-10 Athletes of the Year. Dave was honored as Pac-10 Cross Country Coach of the year eight times and the District VIII/West Region Cross Country Coach of the year six times. He was also named the NCAA Men's Cross Country of the Year in 1984. Dave is a member of the Drake Relays Hall of Fame, the Pima Country Sports Hall of Fame and The University of Arizona Kappa Sigma Fraternity Hall of Fame.