ASU -- Arizona State (27-11, 3-3 Pac-10 and ranked No. 20 Baseball America, No. 16 Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll and No. 18 Collegiate Baseball) travels to Oregon State (10-19, 0-3 Pac-10) in a three-game conference series beginning on Thursday in Corvallis, Ore.
Thursday, April 1 Oregon State 3 p.m. MST Friday, April 2 Oregon State 3 p.m. MST Saturday, April 3 Oregon State 2 p.m. MST
THIS WEEK ON THE RADIO -- KMVP 860 AM will broadcast all three games this week.. Trey Bender and Bob Eger will provide the play-by-play and color commentary respectively.
EXTRA INNINGS -- Arizona State has not been shutout in its last 232 games (last time shutout was a 0-9 loss to USC on April 7, 1995) ... this week's games vs. OSU will be the first for head coach pat Murphy ... the Devils have recorded an extra base hit in the last 26 games and in 36 of 38 games this season ... three everyday starters are batting over .400 through 38 games ... ASU has posted nine games with 20 or more hits ... Casey Myers is on a 12-game hitting streak, his longest of the season ... Andrew Beinbrink has become the conference and school leader in career RBI ... ASU pitchers have thrown seven complete games and six shutouts ... the six shutouts is the most since 1976 when the Devils posted 10 shutouts during the season ... ASU has outscored its opponents 459-176 through 38 games ... seven complete games is the most by an ASU pitching staff since 1995 when they posted eight ... ASU has seven consecutive games with 10 or more hits heading into this week's games with OSU ... ASU baseball is celebrating 40 years of collegiate baseball in 1999; the Devils first took the field as a varsity sport back in 1959 ... head coach Pat Murphy was honored as Baseball America's 1998 Coach of the Year ... the ASU/Utah series marked the first time wooden bats were used in a regular-season game by collegiate teams in almost 25 years ... Arizona State is averaging 12.1 runs per game and 13.6 hits per game ... the Devils are averaging 2.5 stolen bases per game ... ASU has outscored its opponents 115-10 in the first and second innings ... ASU is 4-3 in televised games ... of ASU's 11 losses, six have been by one or two runs ... eight of the Devils 11 losses have been to ranked opponents ... ASU has posted 27 games with 10 or more hits.
ABOUT OREGON STATE -- The Beavers are 10-19, 0-3 in the Pac-10 ... they are coached by Pat Casey (George Fox '90) ... OSU is 1-9 in its last 10 games ... ASU leads the all-time series with the Beavers, 13-5 ... last week, OSU lost three to Minnesota in a non-conference series ... OSU's last matchup with ASU was in 1989 at the Riverside Baseball Invitational (ASU won 4-2) ... the Beavers are led by Joe Gerber (.319 with four homers) and Corrie Willkie (.318 with a team-leading eight doubles) ... Troy Schader leads the team with five homeruns on the year ... the pitching staff is led by B.R. Cook (4.35 ERA, 2-6, two complete games) ... as a team, OSU is batting .272 while the pitching staff has recorded a 6.82 ERA on the mound ... six of OSU's 19 losses are by one or two runs.
MYERS HONORED AS PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Sophomore Casey Myers was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for this outstanding performance against Cal. The designated hitter went 7-for-13 (.538) and collected 10 RBI with nine runs scored as well as four walks. In Sunday's victory, he went 3-for-5 with four runs scored and a career-high seven RBI. Myers also had two homeruns including his first collegiate grand slam. In his last eight games, Myers is batting .517 (15-for-29) with 12 runs scored and 18 RBI. He has hit three doubles and three homers as well. For the season, Myers is now batting .351 with 34 RBI on the season. He is currently on a 12-game hitting streak, the longest of his career.
Beinbrink CONTINUES TO ADD TO CAREER NUMBERS -- Senior Andrew Beinbrink (San Diego, Calif.) continues to add to his career totals during the 1999 season. He currently has 257 career RBI and is now tied for second at ASU in career doubles with 70 ( ranks third in the Pac-10). He is third all-time in runs scored with 218 and needs 18 runs to become the career leader (he is ranked eighth in the conference). The Pac-10 career RBI leader, became ASU's career RBI leader, surpassing former Sun Devil Clay Westlake (1973-76) with his 251st RBI. In his first at bat of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with Boston College, the 6-3 infielder/outfielder hit a double down the leftfield line to drive in his 251st run. In the first game of the doubleheader, Beinbrink notched eight RBI in a single game which ties him for second in the ASU record book. Beinbrink could finish his career in the top five in seven of 10 offensive categories at Arizona State. The two-time first-team all-conference selection has 18 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple RBI games. His .425 batting average is second on the squad and his 62 hits, 59 RBI, eight homers and 17 doubles leads the team. Beinbrink is batting .444 with runners in scoring position. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak. Beinbrink has recorded an extra base hit in eight of his last 11 games.
WALDRIP NOTCHES EIGHTH WIN -- Junior transfer Will Waldrip (Flagstaff, Ariz.) picked up his eighth win of the season in a 12-10 win over California on Friday night . Waldrip went 6.1 innings, allowed just two hits and two runs with eight strikeouts. He currently leads the staff in wins (8), complete games (4), innings pitched (76.1) and strikeouts (72). Waldrip is the first ASU pitcher to record four complete games since Kaipo Spencer logged five in 1995. He is the first Devil hurler to throw three shutouts since Sean Rees in 1990. He became the first ASU pitcher since Doug Henry in 1983 to post back-to-back complete game shutouts earlier this year. Waldrip pitched 21.1 consecutive scoreless innings before giving up his first run of the season in the third inning of Saturday's game vs. Howard He has allowed only four homeruns through 11 starts and is holding opponent batters to a .207 average. He was honored as Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (3/16). Waldrip's two losses on the mound have come to top 5 teams.
ERNSTER EN FUEGO -- Second baseman Mark Ernster (Glendale, Ariz.) is batting a stellar .459 through 35 games this season (the single-season record is .446 by Paul LoDuca in 1993). Ernster is tied for third on the squad in RBI (35) and third in hits (56). He is on a three-game hitting streak. Ernster is batting .703 with runners in scoring position and .640 with runners on base. He is first on the squad in two-out RBI with 15. He was honored as the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week for his outstanding performance against BYU. On Saturday vs. the Cougars, we went 6-for-6 at the plate becoming the first Sun Devil since Hubie Brooks in 1978 to accomplish the feat. He put together a string of eight consecutive hits which is one shy of the Arizona State record held by Mike Pagel and Hubie Brooks. His six hits in a single game ties him for second all-time at ASU.
CRUMPTON NAMED PAC-10 PITCHER OF THE WEEK -- Senior righthander Chuck Crumpton (5-0) was honored as the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for his performance in Saturday's 25-0 win over California. Crumpton went 7.0 innings, allowed only three hits while striking out a career-high 12 batters. He retired 16 of 22 batters faced and held the Golden Bears to a .143 average at the plate. He has an ERA of 3.05 and is second on the staff with 61 strikeouts on the season Last year, he led the pitching staff with five saves and a 3.00 ERA as a reliever. He has made 14 appearances this season, seven of those in relief. In his last two starts, he has gone 2-0 and allowed only one earned run through 14 innings with a 0.64 ERA. Here is the breakdown of his starts:
Chuck Crumpton IP H R ER BB SO W/L vs. Utah 7.0 5 2 2 3 8 W (1-0) vs. Hawaii-Hilo 4.0 4 3 3 3 4 W (2-0) vs. Arizona 9.0 11 3 3 1 11 W (3-0) vs. Stanford 8.0 8 5 5 3 1 ND (3-0) vs. Oklahoma 6.1 7 3 3 4 5 ND (3-0) vs. Boston College 7.0 6 2 1 5 7 W (4-0) vs. California 7.0 3 0 0 3 12 W (5-0)
SITZMAN STEALS THE SHOW -- Junior outfielder Jay Sitzman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) continues to lead the Devils with 26 stolen bases in 1999. His .417 batting average is third on the squad. His 46 hits is fourth on the squad while his 46 runs ranks third. He is one of three Sun Devils with an over .500 on-base percentage in the starting lineup. He has recorded 12 multiple-hit games as well as six multiple-RBI games this year. He has notched eight two-out RBI and is batting .455 with the bases empty. He sports a .667 average as a leadoff hitter. Sitzman strung together eight consecutive hits during the Boston College series. The eight consecutive hits ties for second all-time at ASU. Sitzman is on a three-game hitting streak heading into the OSU series.
BLOOMQUIST LEADS OFF -- Leadoff batter junior Willie Bloomquist (Port Orchard, Wash.) is batting at a .380 clip for the Devils this season and leads the squad in several different categories. He leads the squad in multiple-RBI games with 15 and in multiple-hit games with 19. He has drawn a team-leading 32 walks as well as 59 runs scored. Bloomquist is batting .516 as a leadoff batter and is batting .455 with runners in scoring position. Bloomquist is second on the team in two-out RBI with 14 on the year. He ran his hitting streak to 20 games before going 0-for-5 vs. Stanford. It is the longest hitting streak of his college career. He has hit safely in 34 of 38 games this season. He was selected to both Baseball America's (second-team) and Collegiate Baseball's (third-team) preseason All-American teams. His 18 career triples ranks him seventh all-time in the Pac-10 (the record is 29). He is second on the team in stolen bases with 21 and is on a seven-game hitting streak.
LAST HOMERUN --
Andrew Beinbrink vs. Boston College (March 20, 1999)
Willie Bloomquist vs. Grand Canyon (March 23, 1999)
Brett Cadiente vs. Howard (January 30, 1999)
Dustin Delucchi vs. Grand Canyon (February 23, 1999)
Mark Ernster vs. Boston College (March 19, 1999)
Scott Goodman vs. Grand Canyon (February 23, 1999)
Chip Gosewisch vs. Arizona (February 27, 1999)
Mitch Jones vs. Boston College (March 20, 1999)
Casey Myers vs. California (March 28, 1999)
Jeff Phelps vs. California (March 27, 1999)
Trent Pratt vs. California (March 27, 1999)
DRAFTED DEVILS -- A total of nineteen current players on the 1999 Arizona State squad have been taken in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
Paul French 1998 Anaheim Angels 3rd round Willie Bloomquist 1996 Seattle Mariners 8th round Andrew Beinbrink 1998 Colorado Rockies 10th round Mark Ernster 1996 Chicago Cubs 12th round Robby Milner 1997 Texas Rangers 13th round Andrew Beinbrink 1995 Boston Red Sox 14th round Scott Goodman 1997 San Francisco Giants 17th round Drew Friedberg 1997 Arizona Diamondbacks 25th round Jon Switzer 1998 Pittsburgh Pirates 26th round Kevin Tillman 1996 Houston Astros 30th round Shaylor Hatch 1997 Los Angeles Dodgers 32nd round Mitch Jones 1997 Texas Rangers 33rd round Ian Perio 1997 Oakland A's 33rd round Ian Perio 1996 Oakland A's 35th round Jeff Phelps 1997 Pittsburgh Pirates 36th round Jay Sitzman 1996 Milwaukee Brewers 37th round Trent Pratt 1998 Texas Rangers 38th round Chuck Crumpton 1995 San Diego Padres 39th round Jeff Duncan 1997 Chicago Cubs 41st round Scott Goodman 1998 San Francisco Giants 43rd round John Gusich 1998 Chicago White Sox 45th round Chuck Crumpton 1996 Philadelphia Phillies 49th round Mitch Jones 1998 Baltimore Orioles 49th round Mike Lopez 1996 Toronto Blue Jays 52nd round
Sun Devils On The Radio -- KMVP 860 AM continues its association with Arizona State baseball with a tentative package of 58 home and away games to be broadcast this season. Trey Bender calls the play-by-play while Bob Eger will handle color commentary duties. The following is a list of the five games that will not be broadcast by KMVP: the first game of the Hawaii-Hilo doubleheader on Jan. 23, the alumni game on Feb. 2, the exhibition game with the Angels on Mar. 3, the exhibition game with Aomori University and the second game of the Boston College doubleheader on Mar. 20. You can listen to the games via the internet through broadcast.com
THE BEGINNING AND END OF IT -- Here are the pitching lines on ASU starters and relievers.
IP W-L ERA H R ER BB SO Starters 232.2 22-7 3.45 220 101 89 79 207 Relievers 96.0 5-4 5.34 106 75 57 39 116 Total 328.2 27-11 4.00 326 176 146 118 323
INJURY REPORT -- Senior transfer Donny Starkins was scheduled to have surgery on his left knee over spring break and is out for the season. Freshman infielder Gonzo Grasis (Tucson, Ariz.) has had surgery on his left wrist and will be out for the season.
FOR THE RECORD -- A start-by-start breakdown of LHP Will Waldrip:
Will Waldrip IP H R ER BB SO W/L vs. Utah 9.0 4 0 0 0 13 W (1-0) vs. Hawaii-Hilo 9.0 2 0 0 3 11 W (2-0) vs. Howard 5.0 4 1 1 1 7 W (3-0) vs. Florida State 6.0 8 5 5 5 0 L (3-1) vs. New Mexico 8.0 4 1 1 3 9 W (4-1) vs. Brigham Young 9.0 8 1 0 3 13 W (5-1) vs. Arizona 6.1 6 5 5 4 2 ND (5-1) vs. Stanford 3.1 9 7 6 2 1 L (5-2) vs. Oklahoma 9.0 3 0 0 0 6 W (6-2) vs. Boston College 5.0 7 5 5 1 1 W (7-2) vs. California 6.1 2 2 2 6 8 W (8-2)
ALL IN THE FAMILY -- Three father/son combinations have played at Arizona State including current Sun Devils Casey Myers and Brian Berger. Myers father Clint played at ASU from 1971-73 while Berger's father Bill played for the Devils from 1970-71-73. Father Eddie Bane (1971-73) and son Jaymie Bane (1997) round out the trio of father/son combos to don the Sun Devils uniform. Seven sets of brothers have graced the ASU rosters through the years: Chris (1975-78) and Sal (1964-65) Bando; Kevin (1978-81) and Pat (1980-82) Dukes; Byron (1979), Dale (1976-79) and Larry (1976-78) Eiler; Greg (1968) and Skip (1964) Hancock; Darrell (1974-77) and Dwayne (1979) Jackson; Jeff (1994) and Mike (1993) Rensmeyer; and John (1971-73) and Tom (1973-75) Sain. Of the seven sets, three sets played at least one year together at Arizona State.
THE DEVILS ON TV -- Arizona State baseball will be making many television appearances in 1999. Catch ASU on FOX Sports Net on Sat., April 10 vs. Washington St. at 1 p.m. MST and Sat., April 24 vs. USC at 1 p.m. MST. FOX Sports Arizona will broadcast on Sat., March 13 vs. Oklahoma at 7 p.m. MST and Sat., May 15 vs. Arizona at 7 p.m. MST. Locally, COX Sports (Cable Ch. 9) will broadcast on Fri., Feb. 12 vs. New Mexico at 7 p.m. MST, Tues., Feb. 23 at Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. MST, Fri., March 19 vs. Boston College at 7 p.m. MST, Tues., Match 23 vs. Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. MST, Sat., March 27 vs. Cal at 7 p.m. MST, Fri., April 9 vs. WSU at 7 p.m. MST, Sun., April 11 vs. WSU at 1 p.m. MST, Fri., April 23 vs. USC at 7 p.m. MST, Sun., April 25 vs. USC at 1 p.m MST and Fri., May 14 vs. Arizona at 7 p.m. MST. The Sunshine Network will broadcast the Fri., Feb. 5 vs. Florida State at 1:30 p.m. MST.
ASU Baseball on the Internet -- Fans can catch-up on the latest news in Sun Devil Baseball on the internet at the official Arizona State Athletics homepage - http://www.thesundevils.com
THE NORTH AND SOUTH -- This season the Pacific-10 Northern and Southern Divisions will combine and play a 24-game schedule. Nine of the conference schools will field baseball teams (Arizona State, Arizona, California, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State). Each team will play the other member schools in a three-game series either home or away. ASU will play in-state rival Arizona six times, however only one of the series will count in conference play.
Sun Devils By Position
Casey Myers, So.
or Trent Pratt, Fr.
Mitch Jones, Jr.
or Jeff Phelps, So.
Mark Ernster, Jr.
.459, 56 H, 41 R, 35 RBI
Andrew Beinbrink, Sr.
.425, 62 H, 59 RBI, 8 HR
Willie Bloomquist, Jr.
.380, 60 H, 59 R, 49 RBI
Jay Sitzman, Jr.
.417, 48 H, 46 R, 26 SB
Dustin Delucchi, Jr.
.345, 29 H, 25 R, 25 RBI
Chip Gosewisch, Sr.
or Jeff Duncan, So.
Casey Myers, So.
or Scott Goodman, Jr.
Will Waldrip, Jr. (4/1)
8-2, 2.95 ERA, 72 K
Chuck Crumpton, Sr. (4/2)
5-0, 3.05 ERA, 61 K
C. Pennington, So. (4/3)
or Jon Switzer, Fr.
ASU Record Breakdown
Pac-10 3-3 Non-Conference 24-8 Vs. Ranked Teams 2-8 Vs. Unranked Teams 25-3 Home Games 19-3 Road Games 8-8 Day Games 16-6 Night Games 11-5 Vs. Right-Hand Starters 20-10 Vs. Left-Hand Starters 7-1 One-Run Decisions 2-4 Two-Run Decisions 2-2 Extra Innings 0-1 Shutouts 6-0 ASU Scores First 23-8 Opponent Scores First 5-2 Led After Seven 26-1 Trailed After Seven 0-9 Tied After Seven 1-1 Led After Eight 26-0 Trailed After Eight 0-11 Tied After Eight 1-0 Out-hit Opponents 23-1 Out-hit by Opponents 2-8 January 11-0 February 8-5 March 8-6 April 0-0 May 0-0 Last 5 Games 4-1 Last 10 Games 8-2 Current Streak W3
Longest Win Streak 11 games (1/15-1/31) Longest Losing Streak 4 games (3/5-3/13)
Most Runs, Game: ASU 28 (Brigham Young, 2/20) Opp. 11 (four teams) Most Runs, Inning: ASU 12 (Boston College, 3/20) Opp. 7 (Arizona, 2/26) Most Hits, Game: ASU 25 (four times) Opp. 18 (Grand Canyon, 3/23) Most Hits, Inning: ASU 9 (Boston College, 3/20) Opp. 7 (Stanford, 3/5) Most Doubles, Game: ASU 10 (Boston College, 3/21) Opp. 6 (Boston College, 3/21) Most Triples, Game: ASU 4 (Boston College, 3/20) Opp. 1 (five teams) Most Home Runs, Game: ASU 3 (four times) Opp. 3 (three teams) Most Stolen Bases, Game: ASU 8 (Arizona, 2/28) Opp. 5 (CS Fullerton, 3/16) Most Double Plays (turned), Game: ASU 3 (three times) Opp. 2 (five teams) Most Errors, Game: ASU 8 (New Mexico, 2/13) Opp. 6 (three teams) Most Strikeouts (pitching), 9-Inning Game: ASU 16 (California, 3/28) Opp. 16 (Stanford, 3/5) Most Walks (pitching), 9-Inning Game: ASU 8 (FSU, 2/6) Opp. 13 (two teams) Largest Win. Margin 25 (two times) Largest Loss Margin 10 (Stanford, 3/5) Largest Crowd, Home 3,019 (Oklahoma, 3/13) Smallest Crowd, Home 1,002 (1/31) Largest Crowd, Road 4,023 (FSU, 2/6) Smallest Crowd, Road 100 (UH-Hilo, 1/24)
Longest Hit Streak 20 (Bloomquist, 1/23-3/5) Most Hits, Game 6 (Mark Ernster, 2/20) Most Runs, Game 6 (Beinbrink, 2/20) Most Doubles, Game 3 (Gosewisch, 2/28) Most Triples, Game 1 (eight players tied) Most HRs, Game 2 (Myers, 3/28) Most RBIs, Game 8 (Beinbrink, 3/19) Most SBs, Game 4 (Bloomquist, 2/28)
Most Strikeouts, Game: ASU Pitcher 13 (Waldrip, 1/16 & 2/18) Opp. Pitcher 16 (Young, Stanford, 3/5) Fewest Hits Allowed (CG Effort) ASU Pitcher 1 (Drew Friedberg, 1/24) Opp. Pitcher 6 (Jason Young, 3/5) Most Walks, Game: ASU Pitcher 6 (Waldrip, 3/26) Opp. Pitcher 8 (Johnson, 3/27) Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings: Starter 21.1 (Waldrip, 1/16-1/30) Reliever 12.1 (Charlie Williamson, 1/15-2/14)
1998 National Rankings (Pacific-10 Schools)BA- Baseball America; CB- Collegiate Baseball; CP- Baseball Weekly/ESPN Coaches Poll
School BA CB BW (3/29) (3/29) (3/28) Stanford 3 3 3 Arizona State 20 18 16 USC NR 25 NR
1999 Devils in the Record Book
Most RBI 1. 257 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 2. 250 - Clay Westlake, 1973-76 3. 241 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 4. 229 - Bob Horner, 1976-78 5. 200 - Alvin Davis, 1979-82
Most Doubles 1. 88 - Clay Westlake, 1973-76 2. 70 - Antone Williamson, 1992-94 70 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 4. 59 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 5. 58 - Dan Rumsey, 1986-89 6. 56 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-98
Most Hits 1. 322 - Clay Westlake, 1973-76 2. 289 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 3. 286 - Gary Atwell, 1970-73 286 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 5. 277 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-98 6. 264 - Antone Williamson, 1992-94
Most Runs 1. 236 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-1998 2. 224 - Gary Atwell, 1970-73 3. 218 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 4. 216 - Rick Peters, 1974-77 5. 212 - Ken Landreaux, 1974-76 Most At Bats 1. 955 - Caly Westlake, 1973-76 2. 934 - Gary Atwell, 1970-73 3. 837 - Dan Rumsey, 1986-89 4. 816 - Stan Holmes, 1978-81 5. 803 - Mikel Moreno, 1995-98 6. 772 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996- 7. 764 - John Finn, 1986-89
Most Triples 1. 26 - Alan Bannister, 1970-72 26 - Ed Irvine, 1977-79 3. 20 - Rick Peters, 1974-77 20 - Bump Wills, 1971-74 5. 18 - Willie Bloomquist, 1997- 17 - Andrew Beinbrink, 1996-
Head Coach Pat Murphy
Fifth season at Arizona State: 149-87
Div. I Record (11th year): 467-203-1
Career Record (14th year): 522-258-3
Pat Murphy now in his fifth season at Arizona State after spending seven years at Notre Dame, has left his mark on Arizona State baseball. In his first year, Murphy guided ASU to a 34-21 record and put together the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. In 1996, he directed ASU to a 35-21 record and a No. 25 final ranking by Baseball America. The 1997 season marked ASU's return to postseason play as ASU went 3-2 in the Atlantic Regiona, narrowly missing out on a trip to Omaha. The Devils finished with a 39-22 record and a No. 11 ranking by Baseball America and No. 14 ranking by Collegiate Baseball. Murphy has also started the Pitch-by-Pitch Baseball Academy which holds baseball camps and clinics year round, not only in Phoenix, but around the country as well. Last season, he was honored as Baseball America's Coach of the Year after guiding the Devils to a second-place showing at the College World Series. The '98 squad went 41-23, 18-11 (3rd) in conference. They won the Midwest Regional with a 3-1 victory over Georgia Tech to advance to the CWS for the first time since 1994.
The Syracuse, N.Y., native's Notre Dame teams recorded 45 or more wins in six of seven seasons and advanced to the finals of an NCAA Regional each of the last three seasons.
He also has international coaching experience, guiding the Dutch National Team to the European championship in the summer of 1987, and helping to develop baseball in Australia as a state manager in New South Wales in 1984.
Murphy is the first coach in the era of aluminum bats to have his players practice exclusively with wood bats in practice.
Murphy has never had a player declared ineligble for a season.
From those modest beginnings, Murphy has carved a unique college career, first as a player but most of all as a coach. ... And he's risen to the top of his profession.