WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Football Head Coach Rob Sgarlata has announced the addition of Patrick Murphy to the coaching staff. Murphy, who brings more than 20 years of coaching experience to the Hilltop, will serve as GU's offensive coordinator.
"I am extremely excited to welcome Pat, his wife Lisa and his three daughters Tyler, Riley and Ava to the Hoya football family," Sgarlata said. "Pat is a detail-oriented teacher and a tireless recruiter who has a proven record of offensive success. He will bring an uptempo and exciting brand of offensive football to the Hilltop."
Murphy arrives at Georgetown after spending the past two seasons as an offensive assistant coach at Tufts University, where he served as the run game coordinator. In his first season with the Jumbos, the offense averaged 31.5 ppg, an improvement of 6.1 ppg from the previous season. Tufts also led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in rushing yards per game (239.3) and rushing touchdowns (25) in just eight games.
Prior to Tufts, Murphy was the head coach at Saint Anselm College from 2008-15. He earned Northeast 10 Conference (NE10) Co-Coach of the Year honors in 2014 after the Hawks set a program record for wins in a season. While at Saint Anselm, Murphy also served as the offensive coordinator and coached the team's quarterbacks. His offenses set more than 50 team records and, in his first season, the Hawks led the NE10 in rushing (221 ypg) while finishing in the top 12 in the country.
During his time at Saint Anselm, Murphy coached 30 All-NE10 players, three NE10 Rookie of the Year selections, including two quarterbacks that he coached directly, and two All-Americans. Additionally, Justin Bernard became the all-time NCAA Division II receptions leader and Marc Wilson, another record-setting wide receiver, signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
Murphy spent one season (2003) on the coaching staff at Harvard University, working with the defensive ends, coaching All-Ivy League defensive end Brad Payne. He also assisted with recruiting for the Crimson throughout the West Coast and the Southeast.
He coached for six years at the Division II level at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and as the outside linebackers coach at Bryant University. While at UMass Lowell, Murphy began as the secondary coach, as well as the special teams and recruiting coordinator before being promoted to the associate head coach and defensive coordinator from 1999-01.
Murphy spent four seasons (2004-07) as the head coach at Dracut (Mass.) High School. As the head coach at Dracut, Murphy directed the Middies to the school's first league championship in nearly 20 years and was honored as the 2005 Lowell Sun Coach of the Year.
A 1996 graduate of Northeastern University, Murphy played football for the Huskies and was a fullback, tight end and linebacker. Murphy graduated with a degree in criminal justice.
"I am extremely excited to be a Hoya," Murphy said. "This is a great opportunity for me and my family, in an area of the country that's a favorite of ours. I'm honored to work for a man like Rob Sgarlata and work with a talented offensive staff of first class individuals. I can't wait to develop relationships with our impressive student-athletes, and I'm chomping at the bit to get to work on the field this spring. I look forward to recruiting elite talent in the DMV again, developing our players, putting together an explosive offense and competing for a Patriot League Championship."