The Murray State football team has taken big steps forward in Chris Hatcher’s first two seasons as its head coach.
But the Macon native and Mount de Sales product isn’t satisfied.
The Racers finished 6-5 and 7-4 in Hatcher’s first two seasons.
“It was a very big year for us, but 7-4 isn’t what we play for each year,” Hatcher said. “I know that doesn’t sound like a whole lot for people who know me.”
Still it’s a lot for the Racers.
Murray State’s 13 wins the past two seasons match the program’s win total from the previous five seasons before Hatcher arrived.
And his two winning seasons were the program’s first consecutive winning seasons since 1999-2000.
“We’re doing some good things and changing the culture,” Hatcher said. “If we can continue to win one game more per year, pretty soon, we’ll be undefeated and win a national championship.”
Next up is landing more talent as Hatcher and his staff work on their third class at Murray State.
“I think it will carry over good into recruiting,” Hatcher said. “We’re getting a lot of notoriety because we did finish on such a high note, and that should help us.”
And Hatcher definitely will continue pushing forward and working hard to improve his program.
“Each year is a new season, and it’s a process,” Hatcher said. “Each year brings different challenges, but you have a base way of doing things, and as long as you stick to that, you’ll be OK. I really believe you get what you expect out of people, and we expect a lot out of these players this season.”