Jim Murphy, Bentley University's head men's lacrosse coach since 1993, also serves as the athletic department's operations and equipment manager.
As the only varsity men’s lacrosse coach in Bentley history who will enter his 27th season in 2019, Murphy has led the Falcons to an overall record of 194-161 with a 142-90 mark in Northeast-10 Conference play during his tenure. He has guided the Falcons to the NE10 playoffs 16 times in his career. He will enter the 2019 season with the 5th most wins among active Division II coaches, and the 9th most all-time among Division II coaches.
A five time Northeast-10 Coach of the Year, most recently for 2014, he has also 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 eight USILA All-Americans, 24 first team All-Conference choices and two NE-10 Players of the Year. He has also seen three of his players drafted by Major League Lacrosse teams, with the most recent being Max Adler by the Denver Outlaws in the 2017 draft. Murphy has also worked for the Boston Cannons in MLL since 2003, and is currently an assistant coach with the team and helped them win the 2011 MLL championship. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Murphy is a 1986 graduate of Plymouth State College. He played three years of lacrosse and soccer at Brandeis University before transferring to Plymouth State, where he lettered in both sports for one season. He 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 currently resides in his hometown of Billerica with his wife, Kelly Jo.