Patrick Murphy (softball coach)
Patrick Murphy coaching a game against Georgia in 2007.
November 28, 1967 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
NMSU (interim head)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 National Championship (2012)
5 SEC Championships (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
4 SEC Tournament Championships (2003, 2005, 2010, 2012)
Patrick Murphy (born November 28, 1967, in Waterloo, Iowa, grew up in Fayette) is an American softball coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide Softball team. Murphy built one of the most successful college softball programs east of the Mississippi River, taking Alabama to nine Women's College World Series appearances (2000, '03, '05, '06, '08, '09,'11, '12 & '14) since 2000, which ranks second in the NCAA along with UCLA with only Arizona having made more appearances (10) in that span. Less than a year after Murphy left Alabama for the span of a weekend for rival LSU, he led the Crimson Tide to its first national championship. Murphy has also served as the hitting coach for the Canadian National Team in the 2004 Olympics and as an assistant coach for the United States national softball team in the summer of 2009.
On June 9, 2011, Murphy announced that he was leaving Alabama to take the head coaching position at LSU. Three days later on June 12, 2011, Murphy announced he was returning to Alabama before signing a contract at Louisiana State, saying Alabama is where his heart was.
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*Interim head coach.
- Northern Iowa, 1988 B.S. in History Education
- Southwestern Louisiana, 1992, M.S. in Mass Communication
- National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame
- List of college softball coaches with 800 career wins
- Official Profile
- Official Twitter page
- RollTide.com: Official University of Alabama Crimson Tide athletics site
- espnW -- Alabama Crimson Tide coach Patrick Murphy can trace softball roots to Iowa - ESPN Retrieved 2014-11-21.
- "Murphy, Habetz Head Back to 'Bama Softball". ultoday.com. 2008-06-013. Check date values in:
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