Patrick Murphy (softball)

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Patrick Murphy
Sport(s) Softball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Alabama
Conference SEC
Record 941–251
Biographical details
Born (1965-11-28) November 28, 1965 (age 51)
Waterloo, Iowa
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1994 Louisiana–Lafayette (assistant)
1995 Northwest Missouri State (interim HC)
1996–1998 Alabama (assistant)
1999–present Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall 1000-275
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
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[1]) 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.

LSU[edit]

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.[2]

Head coaching 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 53 11 .828
Alabama
(National Champions)
2012 60 8 .882
Alabama 2013 45 15 .750
Alabama 2014 53 13 .803
Alabama 2015 48 15 .762
Alabama 2016 51 14 .785
OVERALL 1000 275 .784

*Interim head coach.

Academic degrees[edit]

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

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