Tim Murphy Named Head Lacrosse Coach at Husson

Husson University is pleased to announce Tim Murphy as the head coach of men's lacrosse. Murphy will serve as the second head coach in the history of the program and will use his experience and passion for the game to continue to build the young Eagles.

"We're delighted to add Tim Murphy to our staff," stated Director of Athletics Bob Reasso. "As a Maine native, Tim has strong ties to the state and will bring a great deal to our community. As a coach, Tim has the necessary enthusiasm, integrity and knowledge of the game to build upon what we feel is already a successful program. We are expecting big things for our lacrosse program and we feel that Tim is the coach that can make that vision a reality" continued Reasso.

Murphy replaces Jeremy Mattoon and inherits a young and talented program. Last season the Eagles achieved a trip to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) semifinal game and the program's first winning record. In addition to their accomplishments, the 2009-10 team saw an increased strength of schedule that will persist this season. With no graduating seniors from last season and the 2009-10 NCAA Division III scoring leader, Ben Landry, the Eagles are poised for continued success.

Last season Tim Murphy served as the assistant coach at Franklin Pierce University. Murphy helped the Ravens to the most wins in program history, as well as a winning home record. Working primarily with the defense, Murphy helped the Ravens cut their goals against average from the previous season by more than six goals and the 2010 man down defensive unit was ranked second best in the Northeast 10 Conference. One defenseman was named to the Northeast 10 All-Rookie Team under Murphy's tutelage.

Before coaching at Franklin Pierce, Murphy was an assistant coach at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. While at St. Andrews he served as the defensive coordinator in 2008 and the offensive coordinator in 2009 and coached six all-conference players and a Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year.

Previous to his time at St. Andrews, he served as the top assistant for the 2006 season at his alma mater, Merrimack College. That year Merrimack finished ranked 8th nationally and second in the Northeast 10. During that season Murphy coached three all-conference players and one All-American.

Following his career as a four-year starting attackman for the Warriors, Murphy spent the 2005 season as an assistant coach at the University of Southern Maine as well as Kennebunk High, his former high school.

"I would like to thank Mr. Reasso and the Husson University family for the opportunity to lead the Eagles men's lacrosse program. Husson University has the perfect combination of academics and athletics for its student-athletes, and I look forward to working with them," stated Murphy. "This is an exciting time to be part of the men's lacrosse program at Husson University as we will continue to build on the program's early successes and strive to match the accomplishments that the other Eagles' programs have experienced through the years," furthered Murphy.

A native of Kennebunk, ME, Murphy will be relocating to the Bangor area.

2010-08-18



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