Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy
Title: Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Phone: 781-891-2339
Email: jmurphy4@bentley.edu

The 2016 season will be Jim Murphy's 24th as Bentley University's head men's lacrosse coach. The only varsity men's lacrosse coach in school history, Murphy has led the Falcons to three Northeast-10 Championships and four NE-10 regular season titles. In 23 years, Murhpy has a career record of 177-139, with a 128-71 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play during his tenure.

He enters the 2016 season with the 5th most wins among active Division II coaches, and the 13th most all-time among Division II coaches.

Murphy was named the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year, marking the 5th time in his career he's won the award. He earned the award after leading the Falcons to the NE-10 Playoffs in the highly competitive conference. That marked the 16th time Murphy has guided Bentley to the NE-10 Playoffs and the 12th time in 14 seasons.

In addition to his five NE-10 Coach of the Year Awards, Murphy has been named the NEILA Division II Coach of the Year four times. His Falcons were ranked in the final edition of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Division II coaches poll in 2009 and 2010.

Throughout his tenure, Murphy has coached six USILA All-Americans, 22 first team All-Conference choices and two NE-10 Players of the Year. He has also seen two of his players drafted by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.     

Murphy also serves as the Bentley athletic department’s operations manager and has worked for the Cannons since 2003. He is now an assistant coach with the Cannons and helped them win the 2011 MLL championship. Murphy also sits on the Board of Directors for the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Murphy is a 1986 graduate of Plymouth State College and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Education from Plymouth State. In 2001, Murphy was inducted to Billerica High School’s Hall of Fame, where he also played lacrosse and soccer.

Murphy, 53, currently resides in his hometown of Billerica with his wife, Kelly Jo. 

The Murphy Record

 

OVERALL

NORTHEAST-10

Year

W

L

PCT

W

L

PCT

Finish

1993

5

4

.556

 

 

 

 

1994

10

2

.833

6

0

1.000

1st

1995

12

4

.750

6

0

1.000

1st

1996

14

3

.824

6

0

1.000

1st

1997

10

7

.588

6

1

.857

2nd

1998

11

5

.688

7

1

.875

t-1st

1999

3

8

.273

2

5

.286

6th

2000

6

7

.462

4

4

.500

5th

2001

7

7

.500

6

4

.600

5th

2002

7

7

.500

7

3

.700

t-3rd

2003

8

6

.571

7

3

.700

4th

2004

11

4

.733

8

2

.800

3rd

2005

8

6

.571

7

3

.700

4th

2006

6

7

.462

6

4

.600

5th

2007

4

8

.333

3

6

.333

t-7th

2008

7

7

.500

5

5

.500

6th

2009

9

4

.692

7

2

.777

3rd

2010

9

5

.643

7

3

.700

4th

2011

7

7

.500

7

3

.700

4th

2012 5 9 .358 5 5 .500 t-5th
2013 4 8 .333 4 7 .363 t-7th
2014 8 7 .533 7 4 .636 4th
2015 6 7 .462 5 6 .454 t-7th

Totals

177

139

.560

128

71

.643

 

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