2017 Georgia Southern University Elite Overnight Men’s Camp is for high school aged boys who are looking to play in the highest levels of the game in club, high school, college and beyond.
Coach Murphy and his staff will be joined by an international coaching staff with a background in player development and talent identification. Sessions will be balanced with match play in the evening. Our exceptional facilities, convenient location, proximity to Savanah/Hilton Head Airport (with free shuttle service) will attract players nationwide.
Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta.
Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as world citizens. A unit of the University System of Georgia, the University boasts 200-plus student organizations, outstanding Division I athletics, and state-of-the art residence halls and campus facilities. Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.
Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.
A 20-year coaching veteran, Murphy has 10 years of coaching experience in the professional ranks – including having coached in over 300 professional matches – and has served as an assistant coach at Boston College, Clemson and Brown. He was also a head coach at Anderson University (S.C.) (2012-13), Livingston Football Club (FC) (2009), Assumption College (1998-2000) and Massasoit Community College (1994), his alma mater. He was twice named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Coach of the Year in 1994 and again in 2000 and was the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year.
Murphy has authored two books on soccer and published an instructional DVD set through Championship Productions. As an NSCAA National Staff Coach, Murphy is well known nation-wide as an educator and advocate for the game. He holds the UEFA Pro Badge from the Scottish Football Association, a U.S. Soccer “A” License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He was the first foreign-born coach to earn an English Football Association “A” Goalkeeper Coaching License in 2003.
A native of Quincy, Massachusetts, Murphy earned an associate’s degree from Massasoit Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State and a degree in applied management from the University of Warwick in conjunction with the League Managers Association of England. He played in goal at Massasoit in 1985-86 and was a member of the undefeated 1986 NJCAA national championship team. Murphy was enshrined in the Massasoit Community College Hall of Fame in 2010 as a member of that 1986 team.
John and his wife, Erin, have three sons, Shay (13), Eamon (10) and Declan (7) and they live in Brooklet.