Ed Murray began his ascent into junior football lore as the coach of the Vancouver Meralomas from 1967 to 1974 where he lead the team to eight consecutive league records and seven consecutive provincial championships. Murray is second all-time in win percentages (52-3-1) and leads in playoff win percentages (10-2).
Ed Murray was honoured at the 2013 BC Lions Orange helmet awards. The BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards dinner is a marquee event on the BC Lions calendar, with proceeds supporting amateur football in the province of British Columbia. This dinner was created to recognize the provincial champions for all levels of amateur football plus pioneers, coaches and lifetime achievers to the game from across British Columbia.