NAU Press Conference to be Broadcast Locally and Online
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Lumberjack fans can watch and listen to the initial introductory press conference for men's basketball coach Jack Murphy live online Monday afternoon. The event starts at 4:45 p.m.
Jack Murphy was named head men's basketball coach for Northern Arizona University on April 12, 2012.
Murphy comes to NAU after three seasons on the Memphis staff as an assistant. He joined the coaching staff at Memphis under men's basketball coach Josh Pastner in 2009-10, posting 75-29 record with three 20-win seasons. During Murphy's tenure, Memphis earned made two NCAA Tournament appearances, earned an NIT berth and won a Conference USA regular season title and two Conference USA Tournament Championships. Murphy, who handled the Tiger defensive efforts in 2011-12, was the lead assistant on a staff that guided the team to a sweep of the Conference USA titles while posting the 10th-best field goal percentage defense in the country.
Murphy will be introduced by NAU President John Haeger and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos, who was named to her position on March 30, 2012.
Campos takes over the leadership of the athletics department after serving as the Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Texas at El Paso since August of 2006. She was promoted to the position after serving as the Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator since August of 2003. She also served two years as the Assistant Dean of Students within the UTEP Division of Student Affairs.