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Patrick Murphy out as Head Coach of St. A’s Football

Former Hawk Football Head Coach Patrick Murphy.

Former Hawk Football Head Coach Patrick Murphy.

Eric Coplin

Eric Coplin

Former Hawk Football Head Coach Patrick Murphy.

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Saint Anselm Athletics will undergo personnel changes as the college has parted ways with Head Football Coach Patrick Murphy. Daron Montgomery, Saint Anselm Director of Athletics, confirmed Murphy’s departure to the Crier on Thursday, March 17.

Rob Eggerling, the current Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, and John Trisciani, the current Defensive Line Coach, will fill in as Co-Coaches of the football team on an interim basis while the college searches for a permanent replacement.

Montgomery told the Crier, “We are working to ensure the competitive future of Hawks football and the experience of our student-athletes, and we are confident that an excellent pool of candidates will yield a new head coach to lead the Hawks to greater success.”

In 8 seasons at Saint Anselm, Murphy compiled an overall record of 19-65. The 2014 campaign was the team’s only winning season under Murphy as the Hawks posted a 6-5 record, fifth in the Northeast-10 Conference.

This past season, Saint Anselm finished 3-8, ninth in the NE-10.


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4 Responses to “Patrick Murphy out as Head Coach of St. A’s Football”

  1. Tom McGrath 1968 on March 17th, 2016 5:06 pm

    Will the nationwide search be advertised for a D3 head coach? How about recruits for the class of 2020? Will they be recruited for D2 or D3? Football and Basketball recruits for 2019 were definitely mislead into believing that they would be playing four years as D2 athletes. I implore the administration to be transparent. I, for one, am embarrassed as to how Dr, DiSalvo et. al.
    were so misleading to the aforementioned scholar/athletes whose goals were to play D2 sports as well as graduate from an excellent academic institution. Many/most had other opportunities but they chose St Anselm based on what they were told. The administration knew that they were hoping to move to D3 but lured these players to St As , letting them believe that they would play D2. This would never have happened when the Monks were in charge.

  2. Stephanie Carello on March 23rd, 2016 9:09 pm

    Best thing that ever happened to St. Anselm’s football.

  3. #1HawksFan on March 24th, 2016 11:35 am

    What a great St. Patrick’s Day gift to all of us Hawks fans! As a proud alum, I was wondering how many more years we would have to endure losing seasons coupled with those brutal beatdowns every year to Assumption and Merrimack. Last year’s homecoming game was a total embarassment. I really hope we get a good coach who knows how to win.

  4. spaniard on March 24th, 2016 11:43 am

    Go pats!

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