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BREAKING NEWS: ASU Baseball Coach Pat Murphy Resigns

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From the ASU athletic department...

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY News Release
November 20, 2009

Arizona State University baseball coach Pat Murphy resigns

TEMPE, Ariz. ­ Arizona State University baseball coach Pat Murphy announced
his resignation today. An interim head coach will assume responsibility for
the program until his replacement is selected.

"Coach Murphy has an outstanding record of success on the playing field,"
said Lisa Love, university vice president for athletics. "I thank him for 16
years of hard work and service to the university and the sport."

Pat Murphy became ASU¹s head baseball coach in August 1994. During his
tenure, he was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times, his teams took
three straight Pac-10 titles and two World Series berths, and in 1998 he was
named the National Coach of the Year.

Since the 2000 season, no other Pac-10 school has won as many games as ASU,
both overall and conference games. Murphy has also had more players drafted
by Major League Baseball since 1995 than any other coach in the nation.

ASU will immediately begin a national search for a new head baseball coach.