ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 15, 2016 – Orlando City SC today announced that Bobby Murphy will join the Club’s coaching staff, becoming an assistant coach for Head Coach Adrian Heath and the Technical Coordinator for City’s Academy program.
“I am pleased to say that we have been able to agree to terms with Bobby Murphy to join the MLS coaching team and our Academy,” said Founder and President Phil Rawlins. “Bobby has been the driving force behind the St. Stephens Academy, where he has been head of development for the past 13 years. He has an exemplary record of developing young talent and we are looking forward to him working with our younger players and bridging our Academy and 1st team programs.”
Murphy, who has earned a reputation as a well-known and respected soccer instructor, joins Orlando City after a lengthy career as the Director of the Soccer Academy at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (2003-2016) – one of only four residential soccer academies in the country.
Prior to his tenure with St. Stephen’s, Bobby served as the Director of Coaching for the South Texas Youth Soccer Association.
With a strong track record in youth player development, Murphy obtains his USSF ‘A” and “National Youth” License, along with a Bachelor of Science in English from New Hampshire College and a Masters of Education from Plymouth State College.
Additionally, Murphy is a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation National Staff, a U.S. Youth Soccer National Instructor and a South Region (III) Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff coach, providing a plethora of experience within the Lions’ technical staff.