Head Bowling Coach Billy Murphy

Murphy earns national recognition


Head Bowling Coach Billy Murphy

Billy Murphy

Head Bowling Coach Billy Murphy was named Men’s Coach of the Year for 2008-2009 by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association. Murphy, who has coached the Jets since 2003, has led the team to its current status of a serious national contender. The Jets have ranked in the top seven four times in the past five years, and at one point was ranked third in the nation. The team has also qualified for postseason play seven years in a row.

Murphy began bowling at age 4 in Hutchinson, Kan., where his grandfather owned Countryside Lanes. His uncle founded the bowling program at Wichita State University, where Murphy competed before spending six years as a top amateur bowler. He is now a member of the Professional Bowler’s Association who has shot 22 perfect games. Under his guidance, Newman defeated WSU in the schools’ only head-to-head competition.

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