Rich Murphy became the Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Redlands in the summer of 2007. He also serves as a member of the faculty for the Department of Physical Education.
Murphy joined the Bulldogs from Humboldt State University where he was involved in the athletics program either as a student-athlete or assistant coach/ P.E. instructor for a total of nine years. Most recently, he was the Lumberjacks' Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, heading up the recruiting responsibilities and working in all aspects of the Division II program. In 2006-07, he helped guide the team back to the NCAA Championships after an 11-year absence, finishing third in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).
In addition, Murphy has worked with the men's basketball programs at Humboldt, Columbia College, and De Anza Community College. Throughout his career, he has gained teaching experience in a variety of Physical Education courses, along with Spanish.
Murphy completed his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, teaching credential, and Master of Science at Humboldt State University. He competed for the Lumberjacks for two seasons as a shooting guard. He landed on the All-Conference First Team twice and was voted the team's MVP both years of his career. In 1993-94, he earned Second Team All-West Region honors. Murphy was named the 1994 HSU Male Athlete of the Year and voted onto HSU's All-Century Team. In 2002, he was inducted into the HSU Athletic Hall of Fame. Prior to attending Humboldt, Murphy competed in basketball at Moorpark Junior College.
In his spare time, Murphy enjoys competing and watching all types of sports and spending time with his family.