|Position:||Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator|
It was announced on August 3, 2018 that Geoffrey Murphy had been named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the VMI baseball team.
Picked by the league's coaches to finish ninth in the regular season in 2019, the Keydets took seventh and won weekend series against ETSU and Western Carolina in SoCon play. Junior right-hander Zak Kent was drafted in the ninth round by the Texas Rangers after setting the single-season program record for strikeouts with 132 in just 97 innings.
Murphy comes to Lexington from UT-Martin, where he was on staff for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the last of which he spent as the Skyhawks' recruiting coordinator. He was the team's pitching coach and was responsible for a litany of tasks, including dealing with player eligibility, on-campus visits and team social media. He spent his first year at UT-Martin as a volunteer, and during that season oversaw all field work done at its home ballpark.
Murphy is familiar with the Shenandoah Valley, having spent the summer of 2016 as an assistant coach with Charlottesville Tom Sox, a member of the Valley League. He also worked with camps in both Lynchburg and near his alma mater, Boston College.
Murphy is a 2015 graduate of Boston College, where he was a two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, and earned his Masters in Sport Management from Liberty in 2016.