Kennebunk native Tim Murphy has been named the new head coach of Husson University’s men’s lacrosse team, the school announced Thursday.
“As a Maine native, Tim has strong ties to the state and will bring a great deal to our community,” Husson athletic director Bob Reasso said in a press release. “As a coach, Tim has the necessary enthusiasm, integrity and knowledge of the game to build upon what we feel is already a successful program. We are expecting big things for our lacrosse program and we feel that Tim is the coach that can make that vision a reality.”
Murphy is the school’s second lacrosse coach and replaces Jeremy Mattoon, who guided the team to a berth in the North Atlantic Conference semifinals last season.
Murphy served as the graduate assistant coach at Franklin Pierce University last season and helped the Ravens to the most wins in program history. Before coaching at Franklin Pierce, he was an assistant coach at St. Andrews Presbyterian College where he coached six all-conference players.
Murphy was also an assistant coach at Merrimack College in 2006 and an assistant coach at the University of Southern Maine and Kennebunk High in 2005 after being a four-year starter for Merrimack’s lacrosse team.
“Husson University has the perfect combination of academics and athletics for its student-athletes, and I look forward to working with them,” Murphy said in a press release. “This is an exciting time to be part of the men’s lacrosse program at Husson University as we will continue to build on the program’s early successes and strive to match the accomplishments that the other Eagles’ programs have experienced through the years.”