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Cal Murphy
Original name: Clarence Patrick Murphy
Birth: Mar. 12, 1932
Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
Death: Feb. 18, 2012
Regina
Saskatchewan, Canada

Hall of Fame Professional Football Executive, Coach. He was a contributor to nine Grey Cup championships while serving as a general manager and coach. His family relocated to Vancouver during his youth where he was raised and he would play collegiate football at Vancouver College, before moving onto the CYO Red Raiders Juniors. He played one season (1956) professionally at the defensive back position with the British Columbia Lions, prior to launching what would evolve into a lengthy and successful coaching career beginning at the high school level. For nearly two decades, Murphy coached at various universities including a stint at Vancouver College in 1960. He returned to the professional ranks as an assistant on the staff of Eagle Keys with the British Columbia Lions and succeeded him as head coach during the 1975 season. He was dismissed following the 1976 season, when he failed to produce a winning record. In spite of this, Murphy secured a spot on the Alouettes' staff and learned invaluable skills from Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, as Montreal was en route to the 1977 Grey Cup title. He served on Hugh Campbell's staff with Edmonton and experienced five consecutive Gray Cup championships (1978 to 1982). From 1983 to 1986, he served as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and guided them to a Grey Cup title in 1984 (their first in 22 years). He was a two-time recipient of the Annis Stukus Trophy for Coach of the Year (1983 and 1984). He was promoted to the Blue Bombers' general manager (1987 to 1992) and made personnel decisions which brought Winnipeg two more Grey Cup titles (1988 and 1990). He returned to the sidelines for four more years as head coach of the Blue Bombers (1993 to 1996) and joined Saskatchewan' staff as offensive coordinator (1997 to 1998). He served as the Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach in 1999. Murphy later held positions in the XFL, NFL Europe and served as a scout with the Indianapolis Colts. He was named to the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 2002 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2004. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery
Regina
Regina Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada
Plot: 113U-12-C
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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