After just one year as head coach of the Gunn girls' basketball program, Melanie Murphy is moving on. The move to her next job, however, is a short one.
Murphy is the new girls' head basketball coach at Sacred Heart Prep. She takes over for Ann Tafolla, who stepped down after guiding the Gators to a 13-13 season.
Murphy formally accepted SHP's offer Monday morning.
"We're very excited to have Melanie here directing the program," said Frank Rodriguez, SHP's athletic director.
Murphy was just 10-9 in her first season at Gunn, a campaign that saw the Titans earn the No. 1 seed in the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs. Gunn reached the finals before dropping a 39-38 decision to No. 2 seed North Salinas.
The Titans went on to lose their NorCal opener.
"It has been an honor to work with Melanie, and watch her collegiate experience as a player (at Stanford) and her coaching proficiency, relayed to the athletes," said Jill Naylor, Gunn's athletic director. "She works hard to instill values and life lessons to the athletes in game situations and real-life scenarios. I wish her much success in life, on and off the court."