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Bentley University Falcons
146 Northeast-10 Championships
80 CoSIDA Academic All-Americas
2014 NCAA Div. II Women's Basketball National Champs
2001 NCAA Div. II Field Hockey National Champs
Women's Basketball: NCAA Record 35 NCAA tournaments
Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy
Title: Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Phone: 781-891-2339
Email: jmurphy4@bentley.edu

The 2020 season will be Jim Murphy's 28th 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 NE10 regular season titles. In 27 years at the helm of the program, Murphy has amassed 203 career wins, with a 149-94 mark in NE10 play during his tenure. He has led the Falcons to the NE10 playoffs 17 times in his career.

Murphy was named the 2019 NE10 Coach of the Year, the 6th time in his career he earned the prestigious award, for leading the Falcons to a 9-5 record and a 7-4 mark in the highly competitive NE10 Conference. His team finished the season ranked in the USILA Division II national poll. Murphy was also named the New England Division II Coach of the Year for the 5th time in his career.

On April 6, 2019, Bentley defeated Saint Michael's as Murphy earned his 200th career win. That made him just the 5th coach in Division II history to surpass the 200 career win milestone. He will enter the 2020 season with the 5th most wins (203) among active Div. II coaches and the 9th most all-time in Div. II.

In the summer of 2019, Murphy received another prestigious honor, when he was inducted into the Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Throughout his tenure at Bentley, 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. Adler has gone on to a highly successful pro career, having led the Outlaws to the 2018 MLL championship.   

Murphy also serves as the Bentley athletic department’s operations manager. He recently stepped down after 15 years as an assistant coach with the Boston Cannons in Major League Lacrosse after helping 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.

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

2016 6 7 .462 5 6 .455

7th

2017 6 7 .462 5 6 .455

t-7th

2018 5 8 .385 4 7 .364

8th

2019 9 5 .643 7 4 .636

5th

Totals

203

166

.550

149

94

.613