Patrick Murphy (softball coach)

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Patrick Murphy
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Patrick Murphy coaching a game against Georgia in 2007.
Sport(s) Softball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Alabama
Record 735-195
Biographical details
Born (1967-11-28) November 28, 1967 (age 46)
Waterloo, IA
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990-1994
1995
1996-1998
1999-present
USL (assistant)
NMSU (interim head)
Alabama (assistant)
Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall 763-215
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
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) 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.

LSU[edit]

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.[1]

Year-by-year record[edit]

School Year W L Pct.
NW Missouri State* 1995 28 20 .583
Alabama 1999 39 26 .600
Alabama 2000 66 14 .825
Alabama 2001 50 11 .820
Alabama 2002 46 21 .687
Alabama 2003 49 21 .700
Alabama 2004 45 20 .692
Alabama 2005 63 15 .808
Alabama 2006 54 11 .831
Alabama 2007 55 10 .846
Alabama 2008 58 8 .879
Alabama 2009 54 11 .830
Alabama 2010 52 11 .825
Alabama 2011 51 9 .860
Alabama 2012 60 8 .882
Alabama 2013 30 4 .882
OVERALL 796 220 .783

*Interim head coach.

Academic degrees[edit]

  • Northern Iowa, 1988 B.S. in History Education
  • Southwestern Louisiana, 1992, M.S. in Mass Communication

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murphy, Habetz Head Back to 'Bama Softball". ultoday.com. 2008-06-013.