Bennett Murphy enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Friar lacrosse program. He will work closely with the Friars' offensive unit as the offensive coordinator.
Murphy attended Providence College and enjoyed a stellar career with the Friars from 2005-2008. In 58 games, he registered 53 goals and 29 assists for 82 points. During his final season in 2008, Murphy enjoyed his finest season on offense with single-season career highs of 23 goals, 14 assists and 37 points. For his efforts, he was named to the All-MAAC Second Team and MAAC All-Tournament Team.
He also was named the program's Mark C. Cordon Award Winner in 2008 and was among the honorees for the award in 2007, when it was presented to the 11-member senior class. This award is given annually in the memory of Mark C. Cordon ('89) who tragically lost his battle with cancer in October, 1998. Also known as the "Heart and Soul" award, it is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a lacrosse student-athlete at Providence College.
Murphy completed his undergraduate degree in finance at Providence College in 2007. He competed for the Friars in 2008 as a graduate student, pursuing a masters in business administration as part of the College's MBA program. Murphy is on schedule to complete his graduate degree in May 2009.