Tim Murphy (American football coach)

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Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy FB coach.jpg
Murphy on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in May 2010
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamHarvard
ConferenceIvy League
Record183–81
Biographical details
Born (1956-10-09) October 9, 1956 (age 65)
Kingston, Massachusetts
Playing career
1974–1977Springfield (MA)
Position(s)Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979Brown (part-time assistant)
1980Brown (assistant OL)
1981Lafayette (OL)
1982–1984Boston University (OL)
1985–1986Maine (OC)
1987–1988Maine
1989–1993Cincinnati
1994–presentHarvard
Head coaching record
Overall215–126–1
Tournaments0–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Yankee (1987)
9 Ivy (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007–2008, 2011, 2013–2015)

Timothy Lester Murphy (born October 9, 1956) is an American football coach and. He is the head football coach at Harvard University, a position he has held since 1994. Murphy served as the head coach at the University of Maine from 1987 to 1988 and the University of Cincinnati from 1989 to 1993.

Career[edit]

Under Murphy, the Harvard Crimson football program had enjoyed 16 consecutive winning seasons, from 2001 to 2016. His 2004 Harvard Crimson football team went 10–0 and was the only undefeated team during the 2004 NCAA Division I-AA football season. He 2014 Harvard team repeated the feat, again going 10–0 and achieving the only perfect mark during the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS football season.

In 2012, Murphy was elected president of the American Football Coaches Association.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA/TSN/STATS# Coaches°
Maine Black Bears (Yankee Conference) (1987–1988)
1987 Maine 8–4 6–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 13
1988 Maine 7–4 4–4 T–3rd
Maine: 15–8 10–5
Cincinnati Bearcats (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1989–1993)
1989 Cincinnati 1–9–1
1990 Cincinnati 1–10
1991 Cincinnati 4–7
1992 Cincinnati 3–8
1993 Cincinnati 8–3
Cincinnati: 17–37–1
Harvard Crimson (Ivy League) (1994–present)
1994 Harvard 4–6 2–5 T–7th
1995 Harvard 2–8 1–6 8th
1996 Harvard 4–6 2–5 T–6th
1997 Harvard 9–1 7–0 1st
1998 Harvard 4–6 3–4 T–5th
1999 Harvard 5–5 3–4 5th
2000 Harvard 5–5 4–3 T–3rd
2001 Harvard 9–0 7–0 1st 19
2002 Harvard 7–3 6–1 2nd
2003 Harvard 7–3 4–3 T–2nd
2004 Harvard 10–0 7–0 1st 13
2005 Harvard 7–3 5–2 T–2nd
2006 Harvard 7–3 4–3 3rd
2007 Harvard 8–2 7–0 1st 21
2008 Harvard 9–1 6–1 T–1st 15
2009 Harvard 7–3 6–1 2nd
2010 Harvard 7–3 5–2 T–2nd
2011 Harvard 9–1 7–0 1st 16 14
2012 Harvard 8–2 5–2 2nd 23
2013 Harvard 9–1 6–1 T–1st 23
2014 Harvard 10–0 7–0 1st 15 15
2015 Harvard 9–1 6–1 T–1st 20 20
2016 Harvard 7–3 5–2 3rd
2017 Harvard 5–5 3–4 T–5th
2018 Harvard 6–4 4–3 3rd
2019 Harvard 4–6 2–5 T–6th
2020 No team
2021 Harvard 5–0 2–0
Harvard: 183–81 126–58
Total: 215–126–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 5, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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