Nov. 20, 2009
Murphy Resigns at Arizona State
Pat Murphy, the head coach at Arizona State for
the past 15 seasons, announced his resignation on Friday.
A 1982 graduate of Florida Atlantic, Murphy
compiled a record of 629-284-1 in 15 seasons with the Sun
Devils. ASU was 51-14 this past season, including 21-6 in the
Pac-10. The Sun Devils have been to the NCAA Tournament each of
the past 10 years and 12 of the past 13 seasons. His overall
record is 1,000-457-4 in 25 seasons as a head coach. Murphy
coached for seven seasons at Notre Dame and became the first
Irish head coach of any sport to leave South Bend for another
Murphy took the Sun Devils to the College World
Series this past season for the fourth time in his career. He
was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times and ASU has won
three straight Pac-10 titles under Murphy. In 1998, Murphy was
named National Coach of the Year.
Since the 2000 season, no other Pac-10 school has
won as many overall and conference games as ASU. Murphy has had
more players selected in the MLB Draft since 1995 than any other
coach in the nation.
ASU will begin a national search for a new head