Former rugby coach passes

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BRANDON TJEPKES, Sports Editor

Steve Murra, former UNI club rugby coach, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20. Murra, 47, coached at UNI for 21 years. During that time he won two national championships and multiple Midwest titles. He stepped down after last season in order to spend more time with his family. While he coached rugby, Murra was also a history professor at UNI.

Murra also found success outside UNI as he coached the Midwest Thunderbirds and won multiple championships.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7401 University Ave. in Cedar Falls.