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Jul 24, 2018

Rittman Adds Murphy to Clemson Softball Staff as Director of Operations

CLEMSON, S.C. – Jeannie Murphy is joining the Clemson softball staff as Director of Operations. Head Coach John Rittman made the announcement on Tuesday, as he continues to build his staff for the program’s first pitch in February of 2020.

“I am extremely excited to announce Jeannie Murphy as our new Director of Softball Operations,” said Rittman. “Jeannie is very talented and will add a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to our staff. She has an outstanding work ethic, is passionate about the game of softball, and will help our program grow in many different areas.”

Murphy comes to Tigertown after spending the last three years at University of South Carolina Beaufort, where she served as an Eligibility and Compliance Officer and Athletic Academic Coordinator. In this role at USCB, Murphy oversaw all aspects of student-athlete recruiting, ensuring that all NAIA, conference and institutional rules were followed, and also determined and monitored eligibility for all Sand Shark student-athletes. She also oversaw study hall sessions and tutoring schedules for USCB student-athletes. During her last two years in Bluffton, Murphy also served as the head softball coach at May River High School.

Murphy was an assistant softball coach at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. from 2012-15, and prior to that, served in the same position at Northern Colorado from 2010-12. She was a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater, Oklahoma, for the 2009-10 season, where she was part of the Sooners’ 2010 Big 12 Conference championship title.

The native of Chandler, Okla. played at Oklahoma for four years, from 2006-09, when the team went to four-consecutive NCAA tournaments and was ranked in the top 20 in the final national rankings all four years. Murphy also won one Big 12 title with the Sooners as a player, in 2007.

Murphy earned an undergraduate degree in science from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. She earned a master’s degree in Athletic Administration and Coaching Athletic Leadership from Concordia University Irvine in Irvine, Calif. in 2014.

“I am honored and humbled to join the Clemson softball staff and this talented group of coaches,” said Murphy. “We are literally setting the foundation for a new program, and I feel blessed to be a part of something so special. I am excited to be part of this program’s history and the successes that will follow.”