Dennis Murphy

Why I coach:
There are many reasons why I coach; love of the game, the competition, or the comradely. These are all good reasons to coach, but I have learned more about life and what it takes to succeed in life from this game than I have from any other sport, activity, or class I have ever experienced.  For that reason I have a passion and a drive for the game that has not begun to burn out even after 14 years of coaching. The experiences that I have gained from volleyball have shaped me into the person I am today and are the same messages that I want to pass onto my players. 

Personal Profile:
39 years old
Married to Stacey Murphy
Occupation: Business Teacher Ryle High School
Education: BS in Business Management from Morehead State University, BS in secondary Education from Northern Kentucky University, currently working on Masters from Northern Kentucky University

Coaching Experience:
2006-Present Head Coach McNicholas High School Women’s Program
2002-2010 Head Coach McNicholas High School Men’s Program
1999-2005 Assistant Coach McNicholas High School Women’s Program
1998-2001 Northern Kentucky Juniors Volleyball Head Coach
                2001 14 Open
                2000 17 Open
                1999 16 Black
                1998 15 Black
1996-1998 Assistant coach Morehead State University
1996-1998 Head Coach Men’s Volleyball

Education and Certification:
Impact, Cap I, CPR, First Aid

Playing Experience:
Men’s Volleyball Morehead State University Club

Honors and Accomplishments:

Enquirers Coach of the Year 2009, 2008, 2006
SWOVB CA District Coach of the Year 2008, 2007, 2006
GGCL Central Coach of the Year 2008
State Coaches Achievement Award 2007
Southwest District Coaches Award 2011, 2010, 2007
GGCL Central Champions 2011, 2010, 2008
Sectional Champions 2006-2011
District Champions 2006-2007
District Runner-up 2011-2008

State Coach’s Achievement Award 2008
Regional Coach of the Year 2008
GCL Central Coach of the Year 2008, 2007
District Coach’s Achievement Award 2006, 2007
State Runner-Up 2008
Regional Runner-up 2010, 2009, 2007-2003
District Champions 2003, 2005-2009
Regional Champions 2008
GCL Central Champions 2008, 2007

Men’s Record of 110-80 (.580) – First all-time in wins in school history

Women’s Record 101-47 (.680) - Currently second all-time in school history

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