Andrae Murphy enters his first season at Columbia University as its Defensive Quality Control Coach.
Prior to arriving in Morningside Heights, Murphy served the 2016-17 season as the defensive backs coach at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. While at Holy Cross, he planned, set up and instructed during practice, handled film exchange, distributed reports on tendencies, organized the scout team, recruited student-athletes, tracked academics and assisted with special teams.
Murphy has also spent time on football coaching staffs at Florida Atlantic University as a defensive quality control coach (2016) and Massachusetts Maritime Academy as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach (2014-16). He worked as the defensive backs coach at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Fla. from 2010-11 and as wide receivers coach at Everglades High School in 2009-10.
Previously, Murphy served in the United States Army as a combat infantry fire team leader from 2011-15, where he was the recipient of multiple Army Accommodation and Achievement medals, was a member of the top squad competition title and was elected to the Army Green to Gold Leadership program.
A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Murphy was a standout high school and college football player. A First Team All-MASAC and First Team All-New England selection as a defensive back/linebacker, he led Bridgewater State to a MASCAC Championship in 2008. In addition, he earned honorable mention NJCAA All-American and First Team All-Northeast Junior College honors as a defensive back at Dean Junior College, Mass. from 2005-07. He was a standout quarterback in high school.
Murphy graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in History from Salem State University in 2015. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree while majoring in Sports Management from Lynn University in June 2017.