Emory Men's Basketball Names Chris Murphy Assistant Coach
Emory University head men's basketball coach Jason Zimmerman has
announced the appointment of Chris Murphy as assistant coach.
Murphy takes over for Will Roberson who recently accepted an
assistant coaching position at Elon College.
Murphy joins the Emory program after serving as an assistant coach at Union College during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. This past year, he helped the Dutchmen compile an overall record of 13-11.
As a player, Murphy was a four-year starter at Union and served as team captain team during his senior season in 2005-06. Tabbed as his team's MVP following 2004-05, Union won a total 71 games in his four seasons and won ECAC and Liberty League championships. In his final campaign, he averaged 30.2 minutes along with a team-leading 4.78 assists per contest.
Murphy has served as a counselor at various basketball camps, including at West Virginia, Syracuse, Rutgers, and Union as well as the Five Star Camp.
"Chris's ability to get the most out of young men as a leader has been displayed throughout his career as a student-athlete and assistant coach. His work ethic, passion for the game and his ability to relate to people are characteristics that are invaluable to Emory basketball," Zimmerman said. "
Prior to his stint at Union, Murphy was an assistant coach at Iona Prep High School in 2006-07.
Murphy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Union in May, 2006. He recently obtained a Masters of Business Administration this past spring.