Brunswick, GA – Reg Murphy, the chair of the College of Coastal Georgia’s Athletic Futures Committee, is one of eight Georgians selected for induction in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
“This is an amazing compliment to a person who has shown an abiding commitment to the state of Georgia, to sports in general and to this campus,” College President Greg Aloia said. “We congratulate Reg and join in celebrating his many accomplishments.”
Murphy’s contributions to the College athletic department have been substantial. During 2009, he headed a campus-community Athletic Futures Committee that created the vision and strategy for athletics at the College, which had just become a baccalaureate institution. Since 2009, the athletic department has seen the addition of six intercollegiate sports offerings and became a member of the Southern States Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Accomplishments have included:
- The men’s golf team won the NAIA national golf championship in 2014 and the women’s golf team finished sixth.
- The men’s tennis team made their first appearance in the NAIA national tournament in 2014 and the women’s tennis team, their second.
- The women’s basketball team made their first appearance in the NAIA national tournament in 2013 after only their second season.
- The College of Coastal Georgia finished in the top third of the final point standings nationally for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after only three years in the NAIA.
In addition to serving as chair of the Athletic Futures Committee, Murphy is a two-time College of Coastal Georgia Foundation Volunteer of the Year award winner (2011, 2014), executive-in-residence for the School of Business and Public Affairs, the moderator of the Coastal Conversations series on campus, and continues his work and advocacy for the College’s athletic department as a founding member of the Friends of the Mariners. The College’s Murphy-Kuchar Putting Green was named in honor of Murphy and golfer Matt Kuchar, another benefactor of the College campus sports program.
Murphy’s selection was announced in a Georgia Sports Hall of Fame press release Wednesday night. As a member of the Class of 2015, he will be inducted in a ceremony at the Macon City Auditorium on February 21.
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