Brian Murphy joined the Bears staff in the 2010 season as an assistant coach. Murphy serves as the Bear’s hitting coach and will also instruct the Bears’ infielders. Murphy will also coordinate the program’s recruiting efforts.
Murphy spent 2006-2009 as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, coaching the Bulldogs’ hitters, catchers, and outfielders. During that time frame, Bryant captured the 2008 Northeast-10 Championship, reached two NCAA Regional Finals and set a program record with 42 victories in 2008. In Murphy’s four seasons with the Bulldogs, the team recorded 128 victories – an average of 32 per season. The Bulldogs’ offense showed constant improvement during Murphy’s tenure, improving the team batting average and runs per game in each of his four seasons with the team.
During the 2004 and 2005 seasons, Murphy was an Assistant Coach at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, coaching the hitters and catchers. The Lyons won the 2004 and 2005 NEWMAC Championship and advanced to the 2005 NCAA New England Regional Finals.
Murphy has summer coaching experience in the Cape Cod League and the Northwoods League. In 2005 and 2006 Murphy served as hitting coach for the CCBL’s Hyannis Mets and in 2008 he was the Head Coach of the Battle Creek (MI) Bombers in the Northwoods League.
Murphy played collegiately at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA where he was the team captain in 2003. Murphy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Merrimack in 2003 and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009.
Murphy resides with his wife Karen in Norwood, MA.