Dean College has a new football coach for the upcoming 2022 NCAA Division III season.
Andrae Murphy, who graduated from the Franklin, Massachusetts institute in 2007, was named the new coach of the program earlier today. He takes over a Bulldogs program that was previously coached by Steve Tirrell, who announced his resignation from the program shortly after the 2021 season concluded.
“It’s an honor to be named the head coach of Dean College,” said Murphy, via DeanBulldogs.com. “I’d like to thank Present (Paula) Rooney and (Dean College’s Director of Athletics) George Martin for giving e such an incredible opportunity to return home and lead this remarkable group of student-athletes. I owe so much to Dean College and I am eternally grateful to serve the Dean Community in this capacity.”
Murphy inherits a Bulldogs squad that finished 2-8 last fall, including 1-5 in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC). In 2019, the Bulldogs captured their first-ever ECFC crown with a 4-1 conference record and represented the league in the New England Bowl against Endicott College.
Prior to being named the new head coach of Dean College, Murphy coached for a slew of collegiate and high school programs, including Columbia University where he spent four of the last five seasons overseeing the defensive backs.