Mount Vernon High School hired a new head boys basketball coach, Dennis Murphy. Murphy previously spent six years as the head coach at St. Vincent Pallotti High School, where he amassed a record of 98-61 and his team was ranked #5 in the Washington Post during the 2018 season. Prior to St. Vincent Pallotti HS, Murphy was an assistant coach at Bishop O’Connell High School during the 2012-2013 season, where they finished the season 30-7 winning the WCAC championship, and ranked #1 in the Washington Post. Prior to O’Connell, Murphy spent 13 years as the top assistant at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. Murphy is a military veteran spending 22 years in the United States Marine Corps. Murphy has a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University.