Kenny Murphy
Kenny Murphy
Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach
Phone: (860) 439-2554

Kenny Murphy will be entering his ninth season this fall as the head coach of the Camel’s men’s soccer program in 2017. He has compiled an overall record of 62-46-15 (.565) and has led the Camels to the NESCAC playoffs in seven of his eight years, which includes trips to the NESCAC semifinals in 2014 and 2015. Murphy has developed several all-region players as well as two All-Americans, and all eight of his teams have earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

Before coming to New London, Murphy was an assistant coach at Brown University.  In his six years at Brown, Murphy helped the team earn four NCAA Tournament berths, capturing three Ivy League Championship crowns along the way.  Under the direction of Brown’s head coach, Murphy coordinated recruiting efforts, played an active role in fundraising and assisted with academic counseling for a program that consistently ranks among the nation’s top ten percent for academics.

Murphy’s name is well known in the Nutmeg State.  A 1982 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Murphy contributed to three NCAA Tournament berths with the Huskies, serving as team captain his senior year. He was a three time all conference member and two time All-New England selection. Murphy closed out his collegiate career playing in the NSCAA Senior Bowl.

Murphy was drafted by both the Detroit Express, (NASL), and the Hartford Hellions, (MISL).  Subsequently, he played for the Express and the Washington Diplomats before suffering a career ending injury.  Murphy holds a USSF B license and an NSCAA Premier Diploma.  Murphy has been inducted in to the UConn Fairfield County Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame.

Before returning to soccer, Murphy worked for 20 years in the private sector, spending 16 years on Wall Street as a commodity broker.

Murphy and his wife Pam have two daughters, Kahley and Erin.