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

The 2014 men's lacrosse season will be Jim Murphy's 22nd as the head coach at Bentley University. The only varsity men's lacrosse coach in school history, Murphy has led the Falcons to an overall record of 163-125 with a 116-61 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play during his tenure.

Murphy marked two decades as the head man at Bentley during the 2012 season, and he led them to the NE-10 playoffs for the 15th time overall and 11th time in 12 years. His teams have finished with a winning record in the NE-10 in 14 of 20 seasons in the league, including nine of the last 13. The Falcons were ranked in the final edition of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Division II coaches poll in 2009 and 2010.

Murphy was named the 2009 NE-10 and New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II Coach of the Year after leading the Falcons a 9-4 record and the first of two straight appearances in the NE-10 semifinals.

He has been named the NEILA Division II and NE-10 Coach of the Year four times each, and has led the Falcons to four NE-10 regular season championships and three postseason titles. The Falcons won their first 20 NE-10 regular season games in the team’s first two and a half years in the league before finally dropping a contest to eventual league-champion Le Moyne in the 1997 campaign. In all, Murphy and the Falcons were 31-2 in the NE-10 from 1994-98.

Throughout his tenure, Murphy has coached six USILA All-Americans, 21 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 been a consultant 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, 51, 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

Totals

161

125

.563

116

61

.655

 

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