Retired MHS leader Mark Brady’s generous gift to provide new opportunities for students
MURRAY, Ky. — Retired Murray High School teacher, coach and administrator Mark Brady, a Murray State University graduate, has generously established an endowment for University students.
Through the Coach Mark Brady Scholarship Endowment established with Brady’s gift to the Murray State University Foundation, graduates of Murray High School will soon be able to apply for the $1,000 annual scholarship to lower the cost of their Racer education. Preference will be given to at least one student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services with plans to teach K-12 after graduation. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and financial need may be considered.
“My experience at Murray State prepared me well for a lifetime of service in a profession that has been incredibly rewarding for many years,” said Brady. “I truly believe that future Racers, through the assistance of this scholarship endowment, will encounter the same enjoyment that I experienced in assisting those who are in pursuit of an education.”
Brady graduated from Murray State in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and history, a Master of Arts in Education degree in secondary education in 1971 and a Rank 1 Master’s degree plus 30 hours in school administration in 1972.
He taught subjects ranging from world history, civics, driver’s education and physical education at Murray High School for 24 years. Brady was also known as a football, boy’s basketball and girl’s softball coach, as well as a student council sponsor, assistant principal and athletic director.
“I’m excited to continue my academic journey and pursue my career ambitions at Murray State University beginning this fall,” said Sarah Jacobs, a MHS senior who will start her college career in August studying math education. “Through the generosity of Coach Brady, this scholarship will certainly impact many individuals who are pursuing a career in education.”
“As a teacher, coach and administrator in our community for many years, Mark has spent a great deal of his life in humble service to countless individuals,” said Dr. Bob Jackson, Murray State president. “We are very appreciative of Coach Brady’s establishment of this scholarship, which will benefit students who aspire to become future educators and impact others in the same manner that Mark has.”
Photo: Retired Murray High School teacher, coach and administrator Mark Brady, a Murray State University graduate, has generously established an endowment for University students. Pictured from left to right are: Coy Samons, MISD superintendent; Brady; Sarah Jacobs, Murray High School senior and incoming Murray State student; Shannon Jacobs; Dr. Bob Jackson, Murray State president.