GEOFF MURPHY JOINS UT MARTIN BASEBALL COACHING STAFF
August 17, 2016
MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin baseball program and head coach Rick Robinson announced the addition of volunteer assistant Geoff Murphy to the staff.
At UT Martin, Murphy will work primarily with the pitching staff alongside assistant coach Seth Cutler-Voltz. During the 2016 summer, Murphy was an assistant for the Charlottesville Tom Sox of the Valley Baseball League.
“I am excited to join a very talented team and coaching staff,” Murphy said. “I look forward to working alongside the coaches and helping this team win a championship.”
A native of Peachtree City, Ga., Murphy played collegiately at Boston College and Liberty, where he excelled on and off the field. His academic achievements were highlighted by four consecutive years on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. He was also the recipient of the Athletics Director Award for Academic Achievement for four years.
As a freshman in 2012, Murphy made a career-high 20 appearances on the mound for the Eagle bullpen. He posted a 2-1 record with an ERA of 3.19 over 36.2 innings. His year was highlighted by a season-high 5.1 inning relief appearance against Duke where he surrendered just three hits and did not allow a run. During Murphy’s senior season at BC, he led the bullpen with 2.05 ERA while allowing just five earned runs on the season.
After graduating from BC with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Murphy elected to continue his playing career by transferring to Liberty University. Murphy helped lead the Flames to the Big South Conference championship game in 2016. He boasted a record of 2-1 in four starts and eight overall appearances.
During his prep career at McIntosh High School, Murphy led the Chiefs by batting .365 and driving in 46 runs over the course of his junior and senior seasons. Murphy was selected to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Southeast Region honorable mention team in 2010. During the summers, Murphy played for the East Cobb Astros where he led them to the 17U AAU National Championship game.
Robinson says he is eager to see what Murphy brings to the Skyhawks from his experience at two strong baseball programs.
“I am excited about the addition of Coach Murphy to our coaching staff,” Robinson said. “He played in two great college programs that have prepared him academically, athletically and spiritually to be a huge asset to our players on and off the field.”