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Jay Murphy

Julie Pratt

Assistant Coach First Season Oswego State, 1981

Associate Head Coach Seventh Season Akron, 1996

The Julie Pratt File HEAD COACHING CAREER Year School 1999-00 IUPUI 2000-01 IUPUI 2001-02 IUPUI 2002-03 IUPUI 2003-04 IUPUI 2004-05 IUPUI Six Seasons

Overall 17-34-0 22-36-0 8-35-0 12-35-0 22-26-0 20-25-0 101-191 (.346)

The Jay Murphy File League (Finish) 7-15 (5th) 8-16 (5th) 3-17 (6th) 3-17 (6th) 12-12 (5th) 10-10 (4th) 43-87 (.331)

ASSISTANT COACHING CAREER Year School 1996-98 Wright State 1998-99 IUPUI 2005-06 Cleveland State 2007-pres. University of Akron PLAYING CAREER Year School 1993-96 University of Akron 1994 All-MAC Selection

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ulie Pratt is in her seventh season on the coaching staff at her alma mater. She was named an assistant coach at Akron in July 2006 and promoted to associate head coach in July 2007. Pratt is a steadfast part of the Zips’ success on and off the field. Prior to coming to Akron, Pratt spent one season as an assistant coach with head coach Julie Jones at Cleveland State. During that time she worked primarily with the hitters and outfielders and aided in the Vikings’ recruiting efforts. “Julie knows how to analyze the game as well as anyone,” Jones said. “She has great insight into the intricacies of our sport and has an outstanding rapport with the players which helps her share her knowledge with the team. I cannot put a value on the things she brings to our program.” Pratt previously spent seven seasons at IUPUI, the last six as head coach. During her tenure in Indianapolis, she amassed a 101-191 (.346) career record and was one of two coaches in school history to accumulate at least 100 wins. In 2005, she coached IUPUI to a 20-25 overall record and 10-10 mark in league play, earning Coach of the Year honors. She mentored 13 all-conference players and 14 Academic All-Mid-Con student-athletes as head coach. Three players were named Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year and three earned all-region status under her tutelage. Pratt also served as an assistant coach at Wright State from 1996-98. While there, she helped the Raiders to a then school-record 29 wins in 1997 in addition to heading up the Student-Athlete Resource Center. A 1996 graduate of Akron with a degree in sociology and corrections, Pratt was a four-year letterwinner for the Zips at catcher and designated player. A 1994 All-Mid-American Conference selection, she ranks seventh on the career home runs list (21) and ninth on the RBI tally with 96. She still shares the single-season record for doubles with 17, is fourth in single season RBI (26) and eighth in single season home runs (9). In 2013, Pratt was inducted into the Varsity “A” Hall of Fame for her accomplishments during her time as a student-athlete. Pratt and her husband Chris have three children, Hunter, Savannah, and Parker.

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HEAD COACHING CAREER (BASEBALL) Year School Overall 1991-92 George Washington 27-25 1992-93 George Washington 19-26 1993-94 George Washington 21-27 1994-95 George Washington 27-25-1 1995-96 George Washington 23-30 * Atlantic-10 Tournament Champion, NCAA Tournament

Five Seasons

1996-97 Cleveland 1997-98 Cleveland 1998-99 Cleveland 1999-00 Cleveland 2000-01 Cleveland 2001-02 Cleveland 2002-03 Cleveland 2003-04 Cleveland 2004-05 Cleveland 2005-06 Cleveland 10 Seasons

State State State State State State State State State State

League (Finish) 13-3 (2nd)* 10-10 (4th) 12-11 (5th) 17-7 (2nd) 10-10 (5th)

117-133-1 (.468)

62-41 (.602)

22-28 21-32 22-34 23-33 23-34 17-35 13-39 19-33 14-36 10-42 184-346 (.347)

12-12 (5th) 8-11 (5th) 12-8 (3rd) 10-9 (3rd) 6-14 (5th) 11-12 (5th) 4-18 (7th) 11-12 (3rd) 5-15 (5th) 6-22 (6th) 85-133 (.390)

CAREER RECORD (15 SEASONS) 301-479-1 (.386)

147-174 (.458)

ASSISTANT COACHING CAREER (BASEBALL) Year School 1982-84 Skidmore College 1985-87 Kent State 1987-91 George Washington 2007-12 John Carroll

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familiar face to the diamond in northeast Ohio, Jay Murphy is in his first season as an assistant coach on Julie Jones’ staff. Murphy served as the head baseball coach at Cleveland State during the 10 seasons Jones led the Viking softball program. Murphy brings 31 years of collegiate coaching experience to UA, 21 of them at Division I institutions. Prior to his time at CSU, Murphy spent nine years at George Washington University, the last six as head baseball coach. Over the course of his 15 years as a head coach, Murphy’s teams combined for nine 20-win seasons, two Atlantic-10 Conference championships and were Horizon League Championship runners-up twice. Most recently, Murphy was an assistant baseball coach and parti-time instructor at Division III John Carroll University in Cleveland from 200712. He is currently the Director of Baseball at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, and the owner of Make the Right Pitch, LLC - a business that provides youth baseball camps and instruction and has travel teams throughout northeast Ohio. A 1981 graduate of Oswego State University, Murphy got hist start in coaching as a co-coach at Skidmore College in Saratoga, N.Y. from 1982-84. He also served as an assistant at Kent State from 1985-87 while earning a master’s degree in sports administration. Murphy and his wife, Maria, have two sons, Tommy and Danny.

2013 Akron Softball Media Guide  

2013 Akron Softball Media Guide

2013 Akron Softball Media Guide  

2013 Akron Softball Media Guide

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