Patrick Murphy (softball)
November 28, 1965 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1995||Northwest Missouri State (interim HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 National (2012)
5 SEC (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
4 SEC Tournament (2003, 2005, 2010, 2012)
Patrick Murphy (born November 28, 1965, 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, taking Alabama to eleven Women's College World Series appearances (2000, '03, '05, '06, '08, '09,'11, '12, '14, '15 & '16) since 2000, which ties for first in the NCAA along with the UCLA, both having made 11 appearances in that span. He led the Crimson Tide to its first national championship in 2012. 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 rival LSU. Three days later, before signing a contract at LSU, he changed his mind and returned to Alabama—saying Alabama is where his heart was.
Head coaching record
|NW Missouri State*||1995||28||20||.583|
*Interim head coach.
- Northern Iowa, 1988 B.S. in History Education
- Southwestern Louisiana, 1992, M.S. in Mass Communication
- List of college softball coaches with 1,000 wins
- National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame
- espnW -- Alabama Crimson Tide coach Patrick Murphy can trace softball roots to Iowa - ESPN Retrieved November 21, 2014.
- "Murphy, Habetz Head Back to 'Bama Softball". ultoday.com. June 13, 2008.
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