Eureka College Athletics Hall of Famer Morgan Murphy will begin his 10th season on the Eureka staff and eighth season as offensive coordinator in 2018.
Since taking the reins of the Eureka offense in 2011, Murphy has directed the Red Devils to five seasons of at least 3,500 yards of total offense. Eureka broke single-season school records with 401 points scored and 3,033 rushing yards in 2017. The 2017 squad also put up 4,477 yards of total offense, second-most in a season in program history.
The crown jewel of Murphy’s tenure was an 826-yard outbreak in a Lincoln Bowl victory at Knox on Sept. 1, 2012. The performance broke the single-game Eureka record for total offense and helping EC quarterback Sam Durley set a new NCAA single-game record with 736 passing yards.
A native of Lincoln, Ill., Murphy started for three seasons at center for Eureka from 2002-04 and was a two-time All-Illini-Badger Football Conference honoree.
Murphy graduated from Eureka in 2005 and holds a master’s degree in special education from the University of Phoenix. He was inducted into the Eureka College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
In addition to his responsibilities at EC, Murphy is a special education teacher at Metamora Township High School. Prior to his appointment at MTHS, Murphy served as the Eureka College golf head coach from 2009 until 2012.