Tim Murphy enters his second year at Rhode Island in 2016-17.
Murphy returned to the collegiate coaching ranks after serving as the Director of Tennis at both the Ledgemont and Warwick Country Clubs. In this role, he developed a network of tennis clinics, private lessons, as well as the junior, adult and senior USTA programs. Under his tenure, the participation level went up by 25 percent each year. He also spent several years as the personal coach to Barrington, R.I. native Jamie Gresh on the ATP Tour.
From 2002-04, Murphy served as an assistant women’s tennis coach at Brown, serving as the program’s lead national recruiter. The Bears reached a national ranking of #54 during his tenure, as he oversaw the recruiting, strength & conditioning, practice scheduling and daily individual practice plans for the program.
A highly successful high school coach, Murphy was inducted into the Rhode Island High School Tennis Association’s Hall of Fame in 2015. During his eight-year stint as the boy's tennis coach at Barrington High School (1994-2001), he led the team to an overall record of 125-23, which included four state championships and a 65-match unbeaten streak. He also produced three state singles champions and four state championship doubles teams as well as 40 All-State singles players and 60 All-State honorees in doubles. In 1997, USA Today ranked Barrington #19 nationally.
A 1982 graduate of Northeastern with a degree in history, Murphy earned his MBA from Providence College in 1987.