W&L Tabs Justain Murphy as Assistant Swimming Coach

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Justain Murphy as assistant swimming coach.

Murphy comes to Washington and Lee after serving as an assistant men's and women's swimming coach at Randolph-Macon since August of 2012.  In this role, he assisted with numerous aspects of the Yellow Jackets' swimming program, helping lead R-MC's teams to nine school records, while the women finished second overall at the 2013 ODAC Championship meet.

Prior to his time at Randolph-Macon, Murphy was a coach for the swimming programs at Hanover High School, where he coached the Central Region Swimmer of the Year (2010-11) and was part of the Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year (2011-12). He has also been the head coach of the Pebble Creek Swim Team in Mechanicsville, Va., where he was twice awarded the Excellence in Coaching Award.

Murphy is a 2010 graduate of York College with a bachelor of arts degree in history, secondary education.  He was a two-year captain of the Spartans' swimming team, helping lead them to four second-place finishes at the Capital Athletic Conference Championship and a 38-4 combined record over his four seasons.

Murphy is currently working towards a master of science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching from Georgia Southern University.

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