Oct. 24, 2012

Q&A with Pat Murphy (2/25/12) 


Murphy named Triple-A manager in Tucson


Former Arizona State and Notre Dame head coach Pat Murphy has been hired as the manager of the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in Tucson, Ariz.


For the past two seasons, Murphy was manager of the Padres’ short-season Single-A squad in Eugene, Ore. The Emeralds had the best regular-season record in the Northwest League in both 2011 and 2012. Eugene was 93-59 (.612) under Murphy during the past two regular seasons.


Murphy was head coach at Notre Dame for seven seasons, from 1988 to 1994, posting a mark of 318-116-1 (.732). The Fighting Irish reached a regional final in three consecutive years (1992-94). Murphy moved to Arizona State for the 1995 campaign and went 629-284-1 in 15 seasons with the Sun Devils. He was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times and his Sun Devils made four trips to the College World Series. Murphy was forced to resign from ASU after the 2009 season.


Including two seasons as head coach at Claremont-Mudd Scripps and one year as skipper at Maryville (Tenn.), Murphy amassed 1,002 victories in 25 seasons as a collegiate head coach.


(photo courtesy of ASU Media Relations Office)