Fred W. Murphy
Murphy pictured in the 1899 Massachusetts Agricultural football team photo
November 6, 1877|
Dover, New Hampshire
|Died||January 22, 1937
Brooklyn, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Frederick William Murphy (November 6, 1877 – January 22, 1937) was an American football player, coach, official, and lawyer. He served as the head football coach at Massachusetts Agricultural College—now the University of Massachusetts Amherst—from 1899 to 1900 and at the University of Missouri from 1900 to 1901, compiling a career record of 18–19–2.
Murphy was born on November 6, 1877 in Dover, New Hampshire. He attended Brockton High School, where he played football. Murphy attended Brown University, where he played on football team as an end from 1895 to 1898. He captained the team as a senior in 1898. After coaching at Massachusetts Agricultural College and Missouri, Murphy returned to his alma mater in 1903 as an assistant football coach under Dave Fultz. Murphy graduated from Harvard Law School in 1904. He and Fultz formed a law partnership in New York City in 1906. The two also officiated major college football games together. Murphy died on January 22, 1937 at St. John's Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
Head coaching record
|Massachusetts Aggies (Independent) (1899–1900)|
|Missouri Tigers (Independent) (1900–1901)|
- "Those We Mourn". Brown Alumni Monthly. XXXVII (8): 229–30. March 1937. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
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