Margaret Degidio Murphy

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Margaret Degidio Murphy is the head coach of the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. Prior to joining the Blades, she was the head coach of the Brown Bears women's ice hockey program. She became the winningest coach in Division I women's ice hockey history during her 18th season at Brown (2006–2007).[1] Currently, she is in a same sex relationship.[2]

Year by year record[edit]

Murphy has had records of .500 or better in 14 of her 18 seasons as head coach at Brown.[3]

Year Wins Losses Ties Postseason
2010-11 2 23 4
2009-10 3 21 4
2008-09 7 21 1
2007-08 5 19 5
2006-07 10 17 2
2005-06 15 13 5
2004-05 15 15 2
2003-04 18 11 2
2002-03 14 14 4
2001-02 25 8 2 NCAA Championship runner-up
2000-01 19 7 3
1999-00 25 4 3 ECAC tournament championship, AWCHA Championship loss
1998-99 20 7 4
1997-98 22 7 4 ECAC tournament championship, AWCHA Championship loss
1996-97 28 2 1 ECAC regular season championship
1995-96 16 4 5 ECAC regular season championship
1994-95 16 4 3 ECAC regular season championship
1993-94 16 5 0
1992-93 15 8 1
1991-92 10 11 0
1990-91 8 11 0
1989-90 9 11 2

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During the 2006-07 season, a 3-1 victory over Boston University made Murphy the winningest coach in Division I women's hockey history. With the victory, she passed former Providence and Yale coach John Marchetti.[5] In the same season, the Bears beat Union, 6-0 for the 300th win of her career.

Cornell University[edit]

As a student athlete at Cornell, Murphy had several accomplishments. She was a four-year letter winner for the Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey team and was the Big Red team captain as a junior and a senior. In 1981, she was named Ivy League Player of the Year and finished her career with 123 goals and 90 assists. She was enshrined in the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994

Murphy was inducted in the International Scholar Athlete Hall of Fame. Prior to coaching at Brown, she was a student athlete at Cornell University. The women's hockey Most Valuable Player Award at Cornell is named after her.

USA Hockey[edit]

On numerous occasions, Murphy has been involved with USA Hockey. She coached the U.S. National team at the Lake Placid Olympic Festival in 2004. She was an assistant at the 1992 IIHF Women's World Championships and the 1996 Three Nations Tournament. In addition, she was a member of the 1998 Olympic Selection Committee.

Boston Blades[edit]

For the 2012-13 Canadian Women's Hockey League CWHL season, Murphy was the head coach and general manager of the Boston Blades. She would lead the franchise to the 2013 Clarkson Cup championship and an appearance in the finals of the 2014 Clarkson Cup. Murphy was named CWHL Coach of the Year.

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