Pat Murphy
Pat Murphy on May 20, 2013.jpg
Murphy as manager of the Tucson Padres in 2013
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 00
Bench coach / Manager
Born: (1958-11-28) November 28, 1958 (age 64)
Syracuse, New York
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB statistics
Games managed96
Win–loss record42–54
Winning percentage.438
As coach

As interim manager

Patrick Thomas Murphy (born November 28, 1958) is an American baseball coach and manager. He is currently the bench coach for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He previously served as the interim manager of the San Diego Padres and as the head coach for the college baseball teams representing Arizona State University and the University of Notre Dame.

Playing career

Murphy played baseball at Florida Atlantic University where he played catcher and infield and pitched. He was honored on FAU's 20th Anniversary Team as a pitcher and utility player and in 2008 was inducted into the school's Baseball Hall of Fame.

Murphy signed a professional baseball contract with the San Francisco Giants in 1982 and played a total of four years in the minor leagues for the Giants, the San Diego Padres and two independent clubs before beginning his coaching career.

Coaching career

Maryville College (1983)

Murphy served as the head baseball coach and assistant football coach for the Maryville College Fighting Scots.

Notre Dame (1988–1994)

Murphy was hired by the University of Notre Dame as the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team on July 11, 1987.[1]

Murphy guided the Fighting Irish to a 318–116–1 (.732) record in South Bend, including consecutive trips to NCAA regional finals in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Arizona State University (1995–2009)

Murphy was hired by Arizona State University as the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team in 1995. The Sun Devils won the Pac-10 Conference championship in 2000 and consecutive Pac-10 championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Twice in that same decade, Murphy had teams finish in the Top 3 in the country; a feat matched by only ten other schools. Murphy's ASU teams were consistently present in the national Top 25, including a streak of 100 consecutive weeks in the polls that lasted from 2000 until the middle of 2005. Murphy led the Sun Devils to the postseason for nine straight seasons and 11 of 12. His teams set an NCAA record of not being shut out in 506 consecutive games between 1995 and 2004, shattering the previous streak of 349.[2]

Murphy became the youngest collegiate coach to reach 500 career victories in 1998.[3]

In 1998, he won Baseball America's Coach of the Year award and was Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times (2000, 2007, 2008 and 2009). He led ASU to the College World Series four times (1998, 2005, 2007, 2009).

On November 20, 2009; Murphy resigned while the Arizona State baseball program was under investigation. It was initially reported that the resignation was his own decision. However, in December 2009, The Arizona Republic reported that on the day of his resignation, Murphy had been given an ultimatum—resign or be fired.[4] The NCAA's investigation found Murphy innocent of violations regarding student-athlete employment and recruiting, reprimanding him solely for treating investigators with a "cavalier attitude". The Arizona State Athletics Department was faulted for Lack of Institutional Control, however, subsequently resulting in the baseball program being sanctioned and banned from postseason play in the 2012 season, as the ASU Athletic Department was a repeat offender.[5]

Murphy's career record at ASU was 629–284–1.

San Diego Padres (2010–2015)

In February 2010, Murphy was hired by the San Diego Padres as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations.[6] Murphy skippered the Padres' Northwest League affiliate, the Eugene Emeralds, as their manager for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, as the Emeralds had consecutive league-best overall season records.[7] While in Eugene, Coach Murphy compiled a 93–47 record (.664 pct).

Murphy managed the Tucson Padres of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) in 2013 and the El Paso Chihuahuas of the PCL in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to hire Murphy as a major league coach on Craig Counsell's coaching staff; Murphy coached Counsell at Notre Dame. The Padres refused to allow him to join the Brewers, even though it would constitute a promotion.[8]

On June 16, 2015, Murphy was appointed the interim manager of the San Diego Padres after then-manager Bud Black was fired.[9] Immediately after the 2015 season, the Padres announced that Murphy would not return as manager.[10]

Milwaukee Brewers (2015–present)

In late October 2015, Murphy was hired as bench coach for the Milwaukee Brewers as part of manager Craig Counsell's makeover of the team's coaching staff; Murphy was Counsell's coach during his playing days at Notre Dame.

Managerial record

Major League Baseball

As of October 5, 2015
Team From To Regular season record Post–season record
W L Win % W L Win %
San Diego Padres 2015 2015 42 54 .438

College coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Midwestern Collegiate Conference) (1988–1994)
1988 Notre Dame 39–22 11–3 1st (North)
1989 Notre Dame 48–19–1 21–9 2nd (North) NCAA Regional
1990 Notre Dame 46–12 25–3 1st (North)
1991 Notre Dame 45–16 18–5 2nd
1992 Notre Dame 48–15 18–2 1st NCAA Regional
1993 Notre Dame 46–16 23–4 1st NCAA Regional
1994 Notre Dame 46–16 24–4 1st NCAA Regional
Notre Dame: 318–116–1 140–30
Arizona State Sun Devils (Pac-10 Conference) (1995–2009)
1995 Arizona State 34–21 13–17 4th (South)
1996 Arizona State 35–21 14–16 4th (South)
1997 Arizona State 39–22 16–14 4th (South) NCAA Regional
1998 Arizona State 41–23 18–11 3rd (South) College World Series Runner-up
1999 Arizona State 39–21 12–12 5th
2000 Arizona State 44–15 17–7 T–1st NCAA Regional
2001 Arizona State 37–20–1 14–10 T–3rd NCAA Regional
2002 Arizona State 37–21 15–9 T–3rd NCAA Regional
2003 Arizona State 53–12 16–8 2nd NCAA Super Regional
2004 Arizona State 41–18 13–11 4th NCAA Regional
2005 Arizona State 42–25 15–9 T–3rd College World Series
2006 Arizona State 37–21 14–10 2nd NCAA Regional
2007 Arizona State 49–15 19–5 1st College World Series
2008 Arizona State 49–13 16–8 1st NCAA Super Regional
2009 Arizona State 51–14 21–6 1st College World Series
Arizona State: 629–284–1 233–153
Total: 947–400–2

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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  2. ^ Policar, R. (2008). Devils. New York, NY: Professional Sports Publications.
  3. ^ "Former Owl Murphy Named Padres' Interim Head Coach". June 17, 2015. Retrieved 2022-07-05.
  4. ^ ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy was forced to resign or be fired
  5. ^ Stires, Sean (November 5, 2011). "NCAA Upholds Arizona State Baseball Sanctions". Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Fired ASU coach Murphy hired by Padres at
  7. ^ "Emeralds Drop Season Finale - News". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  8. ^ Fox Sports. "San Diego's handling of Triple-A skipper Murphy highly unusual". FOX Sports. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "Former ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy named Padres interim manager". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  10. ^ Dennis Lin. "Padres fire Murphy as interim manager". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Pat Murphy". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 September 2015.