Rob Murphy

Rob Murphy (born September 19, 1973)

Teams coached: Eastern Michigan Eagles
Eastern Michigan record: 166-155 (.517)
Overall record^: 166-155 (.517)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2015)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2014, 2018)
  • MAC Regular Season Champion:  1  (2012)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-2021 Eastern Michigan
2004-2011 Syracuse (asst)
2002-2004 Kent State (asst)

Rob Murphy Facts

  • Rob Murphy, Sr.
  • Born September 19, 1973
  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Alma Mater: Central State University (BA, 1996)
  • Graduated from Mumford HS in Detroit and went on to be a two-time team captain at Division II Central State (OH)
  • Spent two years as associate head coach at Detroit Central HS and then four as the head coach at Crockett Technical HS (MI)
    • Went 64-20 overall at Crockett and won the Class B state championship in 2001
  • Worked on Jim Christian‘s staff at Kent State for two years and then spent seven seasons at Jim Boeheim‘s staff at Syracuse
  • Hired as the head coach at Eastern Michigan in 2011, winning the MAC West in his first season and being named MAC COY
    • He compiled an overall record of 166-155 through ten seasons as the Eagles’ head coach
    • In March 2021, Murphy and EMU announced that they would be parting ways
  • In the same statement, it was announced that Murphy would take over as President and GM of the Motor City Cruise, the new G-League affiliate of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons (relocated/rebranded from the Northern Arizona Suns in 2021
    • Promoted to Assistant GM for the Pistons in June 2022; placed on administrative leave in October 2022 pending an investigation into a workplace misconduct allegation involving a former female employee
  • Along with his wife, TeNesha, has one son and one daughter

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