JOHN MURPHY (Deceased)
Inducted: May 14, 1982 in Lafayette, IN
Date of Birth: June 3, 1915 in South Bend, IN
High School Attended: South Bend Central Graduated: 1934
High School Honors: Monogram winner 1932-1934
College Attended: Notre Dame University Graduated: 1938
College Honors: Monogram winner 1937 and 1938
Coaching Experience: Union Endicott HS, Endicott, NY, 1938-1945; Holy Trinity, Chicago, IL, 1946; Auburn University 1948-1950; John Adams HS, South Bend, IN, 1951-1958, with a record of 46-25-3; assistant at University of Notre Dame 1959-1977 working under three head coaches.
Coaching Honors: Indiana High School Coach of the Year 1956; Conference Coach of the Year 1956 and 1958; at Adams, won two division titles and one overall championship; at Notre Dame, football National Championships 1966 and 1973; while assistant to Ara Parseghian, teams posted a 91-15-4 record; overall, associated with 114 wins.
Outstanding Players Coached: Too numerous to mention, but had many high school players who went on to play at the collegiate level over a 17 year span.
Family: Wife, Odessa; children, Dennis, Sheila, and Margaret.
Coach Murphy passed away June 7, 1994.