Kim Murphy Named Assistant Soccer Coach at UW

March 19, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head women's soccer coach Anne Moore has announced the hiring of Kim Murphy as assistant soccer coach at UW. Murphy's hiring is subject to UW Board of Trustee approval.

"Kim did a wonderful job for me at East Tennessee State and I'm very excited that she is joining me here at Wyoming," says Moore. "We compliment each other with our different styles. She lightens things up when I start to get too stressed. I played with Kim for a year at North Carolina State, and as a player she is very strong.

"We started the program at East Tennessee together and I've worked with Kim for two years. At East Tennessee she was involved in all areas of the program, and she will continue to be involved in all aspects here, with more of an influence on recruiting."

Prior to coming to Wyoming, Murphy served as Moore's assistant at East Tennessee State University for two seasons. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 1996 with an undergraduate degree in communications. Following graduation she served as a graduate assistant soccer coach at the University of Utah for a year and then went to East Tennessee State to coach under Moore. Currently, Murphy is pursuing a master's degree in sports management from ETSU.

Murphy played collegiate soccer as a defender for N.C. State for four years, and her teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament three of those years. Her senior year she helped lead N.C. State to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.

Murphy also possesses a United States Soccer Federation "C" coaching license and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America national diploma. She was actively involved in the Olympic Development Program in the state of Tennessee and has played on a women's professional team, the Maryland Pride, for the past three years.