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Hain Adds Murphy to Coaching Staff

September 1, 2011
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Tina Murphy (center) has been added to head coach Jessica Hain's staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Liberty Women's Soccer Head Coach Jessica Hain has announced the addition of Tina Murphy to her staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Murphy comes 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. 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 Bachelors 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.