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Patrick Murphy

Coach

Patrick Murphy Patrick Murphy (born November 28, 1967, in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American softball coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide Softball team. Murphy built one of the most successful college softball programs east of the Mississippi River, taking Alabama to eight Women's College World Series appearances (2000, '03, '05, '06, '08, '09,'11 & '12) since 2000, which ranks second in the NCAA along with UCLA with only Arizona having made more appearances (10) in that span. Less than a year after Murphy left Alabama for the span of a weekend for rival LSU, he led the Crimson Tide to its first national championship. Murphy has also served as the hitting coach for the Canadian National Team in the 2004 Olympics and as an assistant coach for the United States national softball team in the summer of 2009. On June 9, 2011, Murphy announced that he was leaving Alabama to take the head coaching position at LSU. Three days later on June 12, 2011, Murphy announced he was returning to Alabama before signing a contract at Louisiana State, saying Alabama is where his heart was. *Interim head coach.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1965-11-28
Place of birth
Waterloo
Profession
Coach

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