Murphy wins ECAC Coach of the Year

For his efforts this year, women’s gymnastics coach Aaron Murphy
has been named the ECAC Coach of the Year, making it the second time
he has won the award in his seven years at the helm of Temple women’s

Even though Temple only managed six victories all season, Murphy
showed his ability to get the most out of his lineups when several
times he was forced to make last-minute lineup adjustments due to
pre-meet injuries. Also, Murphy’s leadership helped lead the Owls
gymnasts to winning eight ECAC weekly awards throughout the course of
the season.

In winning the award, Murphy said he was a little surprised.

“It was a bit of a big surprise to be very honest,” Murphy said. “This
is an award that is voted on by my peers, and I was very surprised
that it would go to me.”

He added, “I love the fact that they maybe see what I am doing with
[Temple’s] program, I’m not really sure what swayed them to vote for
me, but it was very touching to win this award and I was thrilled.”