Fred J. Murphy
|Fred J. Murphy|
Murphy in 1914
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
February 4, 1886|
|Died||December 19, 1956
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Frederick James Murphy (February 4, 1886 – December 19, 1956) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. Murphy served as the head football coach at Northwestern University (1914–1918), University of Denver (1920–1922), and University of Kentucky (1924–1926), compiling a career football coaching record of 40–37–4. He was also the head basketball coach at Manhattan College (1912–1913) and at Northwestern (1914–1917), and the head baseball coach at Northwestern (1914–1916) and Kentucky (1925–1926). In addition, Murphy served as Northwestern's athletic director from 1913 to 1918.
Murphy was the 12th head coach at Northwestern University and he held that position for five seasons, from 1914 until 1918. His coaching record at Northwestern was 16–16–1. This ranks him 11th at Northwestern in total wins and tenth at Northwestern in winning percentage.
University of Denver
Murphy returned to coaching in the 1920 season to coach at the University of Denver, a coaching position he held for three seasons until 1922. At Denver, he compiled a record of 12–7–2. His best season at Denver was 1922, when the team's record was 6–1–1, second only to his 6–1 season at Northwestern in 1916.
Murphy's next move was to become the head coach at the University of Kentucky from 1924 to 1926. There he compiled a record of 12–14–1.
Head coaching record
|Northwestern Purple (Big Ten Conference) (1914–1918)|
|Denver Pioneers (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1920–1922)|
|Kentucky Wildcats (Southern Conference) (1924–1926)|
- Fred J. Murphy at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Fred J. Murphy at College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com