Brendan Murphy Named D'Youville Men's Soccer Head Coach
Buffalo, New York – March 7, 2013 – Director of Athletics Brian Cavanaugh is pleased to announce the hiring of Brendan Murphy as the new head coach of men’s soccer at D’Youville College.
“We are very fortunate to have Brendan lead our men’s soccer program,” said Cavanaugh. “His high level playing and coaching experience combined with his passion for the sport and love of Buffalo make us all at D’Youville excited about his becoming a Spartan.”
Murphy was named to the Head Coach of FC Buffalo in November of 2012 and that club is preparing for their season opener versus Zanesville Athletic Friday May 10. Buffalo FC is the highest level of men’s soccer in Buffalo. The amateur franchise competes in the National Premiere Soccer Leagueand is composed mostly of college players competing nationally. He will continue his work with Buffalo FC in addition to his duties at D’Youville College.
The Williamsville native comes to D’Youville after serving from 2010 to 2012 as an Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach for the University at Buffalo. During his time with the team, the Bulls were twice semifinalists in the MAC Tournament (2010-11).
Murphy’s coaching resume also includes stops as the Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach at Niagara University (2008-10) and Buffalo State (2004-07). In 2007 Murphy was the Interim Head Coach at Buffalo State and guided the team to a 5-2 record and the semifinals of the SUNYAC Tournament.
Murphy is a 2002 graduate of St. Lawrence University. He was the starting goalkeeper for the 1999 NCAA National Championship team and compiled a career record of 41-1 with 25 shutouts. After college he went on to play for the Kalamazoo Kingdom of the Premier Development League and the Cincinnati Riverhawks of the USL 1st Division. He also trained with Brentford FC and Millwall FC of the 1st Division Pro League in London, England.
The Murphy family resides in Williamsville.