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Cal Poly Hires Assistant Tim Murphy
From St. Mary's--(April 18, 2001)

Over the years we've seen a lot of college coaches around tournaments and gyms, and among the hardest working of them is Tim Murphy, who for the past few years has been an assistant coach to Dave Bollwinkle at St. Mary's College in the Bay Area.  But with the change of coaches up in Moraga with St. Mary's hiring Randy Bennett to replace Bollwinkle, as so often happens the assistants are also gone.  Tim has resurfaced though relatively quickly and fortunately he's managed to stay here in California, and will move just down the coast into the Big West at Cal Poly SLO where he will become an assistant for new Mustangs coach Kevin Bromley.   Here's the official press release from last week announcing Tim's hiring at Cal Poly.

TIM MURPHY NAMED ASSISTANT COACH

April 10, 2001

TimMurphy.jpg (10247 bytes)The Cal Poly Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that Tim Murphy has been named assistant men's basketball coach. The announcement was made today by Athletic Director John McCutcheon and Head Coach Kevin Bromley. 

Murphy was previously the Associate Head Basketball Coach at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA for the past four seasons. While with the Gaels, Murphy coached the post players and served as the academic coordinator for the men's basketball program. He had been an assistant coach his first two years before being promoted to associate head coach in the summer of 1999. 

During the 1999-2000 season, Murphy was instrumental in the development of West Coast Conference Player of the Year Eric Schraeder who averaged 19.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

A 1984 graduate of Colorado State University, Murphy began coaching at CSU as a graduate assistant before moving on to UC Irvine as a full-time assistant coach for eight years. While at Irvine, the Anteaters earned a trip to the NIT in 1986 with a win over UCLA in the first round. He helped develop four players who went on to play in the NBA: Scott Brooks, Tod Murphy, Wayne Engelstead and Johnny Rogers.  

Murphy coached at Pacific Lutheran University for one season before a three-year stint with Cal State San Bernardino. In 1993, Murphy was the head coach of the Samoan National Team, guiding them to a first-ever Gold Medal at the Oceania-Pacific Basketball Championships. 

A two-year letterwinner at Colorado State, Murphy was a two-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection. Prior to arriving at CSU, the Lakewood High School graduate played two for seasons at Long Beach City College where he led the team in scoring and was named first team all-state as well as the conference MVP. He still holds the school's single-game scoring record of 45 points.

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