Frank Murray

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Frank J. Murray
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Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1885-02-12)February 12, 1885
Maynard, Massachusetts
Died September 12, 1951(1951-09-12) (aged 66)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1922–1936 Marquette
1937–1945 Virginia
1946–1949 Marquette
Basketball
1920–1929 Marquette
Head coaching record
Overall 145–89–1 (football)
94–73 (basketball)
Bowls 0–1
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1983 (profile)

Frank J. Murray (February 12, 1885 – September 12, 1951) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Marquette University from 1922 to 1936 and again from 1946 to 1949, and at the University of Virginia from 1937 to 1945, compiling a career college football record of 145–89–1. Murray was also the head basketball coach at Marquette from 1920 to 1929, tallying a mark of 94–73. Murray was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Coaching career[edit]

Marquette[edit]

Murray was the 13th head football coach at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He held that position for nineteen seasons, from 1922 until 1936, and then returned for four more, from 1946 until 1949.[1] His coaching record at Marquette was 104–55–6, ranking him first in school history in wins and eighth in winning percentage (.648).[2] In 1937, he took led Marquette to the Cotton Bowl Classic.[3]

Murray was also basketball coach at Marquette for nine seasons (1920–1929) and compiled a record of 94–73 (.563). His best team was the 1922–23 squad, which posted a 19–2 record.

Virginia[edit]

Murray later served as the head football coach at the University of Virginia from 1937 to 1945. He compiled a 41–34–5 (.544) record during his tenure. His best season came in 1941, when his Cavaliers went 8–1.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Marquette Golden Avalanche (Independent) (1922–1936)
1922 Marquette 8–0–1
1923 Marquette 8–0
1924 Marquette 5–2
1925 Marquette 7–2
1926 Marquette 6–3
1927 Marquette 6–3
1928 Marquette 5–3–1
1929 Marquette 4–3–1
1930 Marquette 8–0–1
1931 Marquette 8–1
1932 Marquette 4–3–1
1933 Marquette 3–4–1
1934 Marquette 4–5
1935 Marquette 7–1
1936 Marquette 7–2 L Cotton 20
Virginia Cavaliers (Independent) (1937–1945)
1937 Virginia 2–7
1938 Virginia 4–4–1
1939 Virginia 5–4
1940 Virginia 4–5
1941 Virginia 8–1
1942 Virginia 2–6–1
1943 Virginia 3–4–1
1944 Virginia 6–1–2
1945 Virginia 7–2
Virginia: 41–34–5
Marquette Golden Avalanche (Independent) (1946–1949)
1946 Marquette 4–5
1947 Marquette 4–5
1948 Marquette 2–8
1949 Marquette 4–5
Marquette: 104–55–6
Total: 145–89–11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ College Football Reference Marquette University Football Records
  2. ^ "Marquette Golden Eagles coaching records". 
  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Marquette University bowl history

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