Brian Murphy has been named the Alumni Association’s 2016 Coach of the Year. Last year, the Tribe was down 8-1 in what looked like the final at-bat of the season, when they answered with seven runs and went on to win the CAA Tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the NCAA Regional, the Tribe knocked out the defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers on its way to its second Regional Final in four seasons. For his efforts, Murphy was named VaSID Coach of the Year. In 2015, Murphy led the Tribe to 22 victories, and six Tribe baseball players received All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Awards. In his first season as the Tribe’s headman in 2014, Murphy led the program to 34 victories and its first-ever regular season CAA title, and he was named the CAA Coach of the Year. Murphy played collegiately at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., where he earned a degree in business management. Murphy received his master’s in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009.