Billy J. Murphy

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Billy J. Murphy
Biographical details
Born (1921-01-13)January 13, 1921
Lorenzo, Texas
Died February 21, 2008(2008-02-21) (aged 87)
Memphis, Tennessee
Playing career
1941–1942 Mississippi State
1946 Mississippi State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1951 Memphis State (backfield)
1952–1953 Mississippi State (backfield)
1954–1957 Minnesota (backfield)
1958–1971 Memphis State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1966–1981 Memphis State
Head coaching record
Overall 91–44–1
Bowls 1–0
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 MVC (1968–1969, 1971)

Billy Jack "Spook" Murphy (January 13, 1921 – February 21, 2008) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Memphis State University—now known as the University of Memphis—from 1958 to 1971, compiling a record of 91–44–1. Murphy's 1963 team was the school's first undefeated team in 25 years, and Murphy was named national coach of the year. Murphy was also the athletic director at Memphis State from 1966 to 1981. He played college football at Mississippi State University.

Murphy met all eligibility requirements and was on the 2007 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, but was ultimately not selected for induction. He died in a retirement community in Memphis, Tennessee in 2008.[1][2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Memphis State Tigers (NCAA College Division independent) (1958–1959)
1958 Memphis State 4–5
1959 Memphis State 6–4
Memphis State Tigers (NCAA University Division independent) (1960–1967)
1960 Memphis State 8–2
1961 Memphis State 8–2
1962 Memphis State 8–1
1963 Memphis State 9–0–1 14
1964 Memphis State 5–4
1965 Memphis State 5–5
1966 Memphis State 7–2
1967 Memphis State 6–3
Memphis State Tigers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1968–1971)
1968 Memphis State 6–4 4–0 1st
1969 Memphis State 8–2 4–0 1st
1970 Memphis State 6–4 2–2 3rd
1971 Memphis State 5–6 2–1 T–1st W Pasadena
Memphis: 91–44–1 12–3
Total: 91–44–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/news/story?id=3258031
  2. ^ "Long-time Former Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Billy J. Murphy Passes Away". Gotigersgo.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
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