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Murphy in 2009 with former UND coach Roger Thomas and current coach Chris Mussman.
Gene Murphy: 1939-2011
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Updated: Friday 10/31/2011 16:14:52 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- The University of North Dakota athletics department is saddened by the loss of UND Athletics Hall of Famer (Class of 1999) Gene Murphy, who passed away over the weekend at the age of 72.

Murphy was a quarterback for the Sioux from 1960-62, serving as a team co-captain as a senior, before going on to serve as head coach in 1978 and 1979. UND went 15-7 in Murphy's two seasons, winning the North Central Conference and advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1979.

In 1980, Murphy was named head football coach at Cal State Fullerton, where he would enjoy a distinguished, 14-year stint. Murphy's assistants included the likes of future NFL head coaches Steve Mariucci, Tom Cable and Hue Jackson.

After Cal State Fullerton dropped its football program, Murphy served as head coach at Fullerton College from 1993 to 2007. He remained a consultant with Fullerton College until a recent operation for cancer of the esophagus.

The Fighting Sioux family would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Murphy's family and friends.


~ Go Sioux ~




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