Paul Murphy
Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy has been acclaimed as one of the greatest athletes in Boston State College history. Over his four years at BSC, Murphy earned 10 varsity letters, the most by any Warrior in the athletic department's history and would have earned the maximum of 12 had he not suffered a broken leg which caused him to miss two seasons. A three-sport athlete is Soccer, Wrestling and Lacrosse, Murphy excelled on the Lacrosse field leading the Warriors to three Colonial League Championships in which they went undefeated in conference play each year to earn a berth in the ECAC Championships in 1974, '75 and '76. Murphy was named a Colonial League All-Star attackman in 1973, '74 and '75 before being named team captain as well as an All-New England attackman in 1976 which earned him the right to play in the 1976 New England All-Star Lacrosse game. Over his career, the Warriors lacrosse program posted a 39-22 record for a .639 winning percentage and he would graduate as the program's leader in points and assists with 169 total points on 57 goals and 112 assists over 61 career games. He led the team in assists all four seasons, led the team in points as a sophomore with a career-high 53 points while ranking second on the squad in points during his freshman (35 points), junior (44 points) and senior (41 points) campaigns. Murphy was also a very talented wrestler, placing second at the Freshman All-New England tournament while earning the Most Valuable Player award in 1974 after posting a 12-1 record. He was dubbed the team's captain in both 1974 and 1975. Following his Boston State days, Murphy began coaching lacrosse at Newton South High School where he was tabbed the Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1984. For the past 16 years he has been coaching at the college level and is currently the head coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology.