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


Eric Coplin

Former Hawk Football Head Coach Patrick Murphy.

Cody Jones, Sports Editor

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.