Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy (born July 25, 1979)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Arizona Wildcats (Head coach: Tommy Lloyd)
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Teams coached: Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Northern Arizona record: 78-149 (.344)
Overall record: 78-149 (.344)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2015)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2015)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Arizona (assoc. HC)
2012-2019 Northern Arizona
2009-2012 Memphis (asst)
2006-2009 Denver Nuggets (asst)
2005-2006 Arizona (DBO)
2002-2005 Arizona (admin. asst)
1998-2002 Arizona (student asst)

Jack Murphy Facts

  • Jack Murphy
  • Born July 25, 1979
  • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Alma Mater: University of Arizona (BA, 2002 & MA, 2005)
  • Was a student manager under Hall of Fame head coach Lute Olson for four years at Arizona
    • Spent four more seasons working for the program in various capacities, including spending the 2005-06 season as DBO
  • Hired in 2006 to be on George Karl’s staff with the NBA’s Denver Nuggets; stayed with the team for three seasons
  • Joined Josh Pastner‘s staff at Memphis in 2009, working as one of his assistants for the next three seasons
    • Pastner played at Arizona and worked as an assistant there while Murphy was with the program
  • Was hired in April 2012 to be the head coach of the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
    • Inherited a team that won just 5 games in 2011-12 and was able to win 23 games and finish as CIT runner-up in 2015, his third year
  • Stepped down in June 2019 to become the associate head coach on Sean Miller‘s staff at alma mater Arizona

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