Preston Murphy, who previously served as the director of operations for Boston College from 2006-10, is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Eagles.
Murphy came from Rhode Island where he served as an assistant coach the previous four seasons. He was promoted to associate head coach in the spring of 2014.
Murphy was responsible for recruiting some of the top talent in the conference to Kingston. E.C. Matthews was the 2014 Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Year last season and was also a freshman All-American selection.
Murphy spent four seasons as the director of operations at BC prior to his time at Rhode Island. The Eagles had the third-highest win total in ACC play behind Duke and North Carolina with Murphy on the staff. BC had two 20-win seasons and advanced to a pair of NCAA Tournaments in that span.
Murphy's first coaching job was at Woonsocket High School in Rhode Island where he was the head coach from 2003-06.
Murphy was a four-year letterman for Rhode Island from 1995-99. He scored 1,218 career points and ranks third all-time in 3-pointers made (181). Over his four years, he led the Rams to 86 wins and four postseason appearances, including three in the NCAA Tournament. Murphy currently ranks among URI's all-time leaders in 3-point percentage, assists and steals.
In his junior season, Rhode Island advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed. The Rams knocked off top-seeded Kansas and lost to Stanford in the regional final, 79-77. Murphy was a starter on Rhode Island's only Atlantic 10 title team in 1999.
Upon his graduation, Murphy played three professional seasons in Belgium and Holland. During the summer of 2002, he played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the Southern California Summer Pro League. He also played one season with the Magic Johnson All-Stars.
Murphy graduated from URI in 1999 with a degree in finance. He and his wife, Maria, have three sons, Preston II, Payton and Chase.
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