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Tina MurphyAssistant Coach
College: North Carolina '00
Start Date: 8/22/2011
After spending the 2011 season as a volunteer assistant coach, Tina Murphy enters her first season as a full-time assistant for the Liberty women's soccer program. In addition to her duties with the Lady Flames, Murphy is a coach for the Virginia State Olympic Development Program (ODP) and is currently studying to be certified in nutrition counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Murphy came to Liberty after spending two years in the Triangle United Soccer Association (TUSA), where she served as a club coach for the association's U-14, U-13 and U-11 teams (2010-11). Prior to her stint with the TUSA, Murphy was the head coach of the Eagles Brasil Futebol Clube, a women's professional team in Praia Grande, Brazil for two seasons (2008-09).
Before moving to the coaching ranks, Murphy played eight seasons for the Charlotte Lady Eagles (2001-08), where she was team captain for seven seasons. A starting center midfielder/forward, Murphy cemented her name in the record books as the Lady Eagles' all-time leading scorer. During her tenure she was a two-time all-league selection and earned all-conference honors on three occasions.
Murphy brings international experience to the Lady Flames program, as she spent four years in Brazil, playing professionally for the Santos Futebol Clube and the Araraquara Futebol Clube. In addition to her time in Brazil, Murphy also spent a year in England, where she suited up for Bristol Rivers F.C.
Murphy is 2000 graduate of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science. During her collegiate career (1996-00), Murphy was instrumental in helping the Tar Heels capture five ACC championships and four NCAA national titles.