Rob Murphy (basketball)
Murphy in 2009.
September 19, 1972 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1996–1998||Detroit Central HS (associate)|
|1998–2002||Crockett Technical HS|
|2002–2004||Kent State (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|MAC West Division champions (2012)|
|MAC Coach of the Year (2012)|
Murphy played on Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio from 1992–96 and was a two-time team captain for the Division II program. He was also named the Marauders' Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.
High school coaching career
After graduating from Central State, Murphy was hired as an associate head coach at Detroit Central High School from 1996–98. After the team reached the state finals his first year, Detroit Central won a Class A state title in 1998.
Murphy was then hired as head coach at Crockett Technical High School in Detroit. Among his players was Maurice Ager, who was the first-round draft choice of the Dallas Mavericks. Murphy had an overall record of 64–20 at Crockett Technical and was named Detroit Free Press All-Metro Coach of the Year after his club won the Class B state championship in 2001.
College coaching career
Murphy joined Kent State in 2002 as an assistant coach. The Golden Flashes were 21–10 overall and 12–6 in the Mid-American Conference in 2002–03. Kent State reached the final of the MAC Tournament Championship and earned an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament. Murphy was instrumental in the recruitment of Antonio Gates to Kent State in which Gates led the Flashes to the Elite 8. Murphy coached Gates at Detroit Central HS and Kent State.
Following the 2004 season, when Syracuse Orange assistant coach Troy Weaver left for a coaching position with the Utah Jazz, Murphy was hired by the Orange. Murphy's known for developing to versatile forward position with the Orange. Some of the players tutored include Hakim Warrick, Terrence Roberts.
In his debut season (2011) with Eastern Michigan, Rob Murphy guided the Eagles to a first ever MAC-West championship along with being named 2012 MAC coach of the year. During the 2013–14 season, Murphy guided Eastern to its first 20-win season since 1997–98 (18 years), while also sending the Eagles to their first postseason tournament (the CollegeInsider.com Tournament) since '97–98. Rob Murphy Named Ben Jobe Award Finalist for the 2013/14 season. Murphy guided his EMU Eagles to a win over Michigan December 9th 2014.
Head coaching record
|Eastern Michigan (MAC) (2011–present)|
|2011–12||Eastern Michigan||14–18||9–7||1st (West)|
|2012–13||Eastern Michigan||16–18||7–9||4th (West)|
|2013–14||Eastern Michigan||22–15||10–8||3rd (West)||CIT 2nd Round|
|2014–15||Eastern Michigan||21–14||8–10||T–4th (West)||CBI 1st Round|
|2015–16||Eastern Michigan||18–15||9–9||T–3rd (West)|
|2016–17||Eastern Michigan||16–17||7–11||4th (West)|
|Eastern Michigan:||107–97 (.525)||50–54 (.516)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- NCAA database search of Rob Murphy under coach
- "New Orangeman". Syracuse.com. September 25, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- "Syracuse University Athletics". Suathletics.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14.