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Ray Chavez RRHS C Baseball Tourney April 27-April 29

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Meet the Head Coach

Brooklyn-born lifelong New York Mets fan Ron Murphy is never far from a baseball diamond.

A one-time coach of Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels,Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, and Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Brendan Donnelly, Murphy’s first head-coaching position was at Albuquerque’s St. Pius X High School.

After taking the Sartans to the Class AAAA state championship game for the second year in a row in 1997, Murphy became the baseball coach at Rio Rancho High School in time for its first season (1998). He was 117-42 with the Sartans, and has led the Class 5A Rams to 181 victories and just 69 losses in ten seasons at RRHS (The Rams were 24-5 and District 1-5A Champs in 2007 ). In 2007 the Rams went on to win the State Championship without making a error in the three State Championship games and only allowing two runs scored ! In 2008 the Rams were again very strong and finished 3rd in State . They were 25-3 overall. The Rams won three tournaments in 2008 including Clovis, Las Cruces and Rio Rancho tourney. In 2009 the Rams won their second State Championship by beating nationally ranked la Cueva 6-5. In 2010 Coach Murphy once again lead the Rams to the State Championship game with a 27-3 record. The Rams started off the season going 4-1 in Texas losing only to the Texas State Champs 7-6. The Rams won the Las Cruces Tournament as well as the Clovis Tournament this season.The Rams were State Runnerup's for 2010. Coach Murphy currently has 376 wins in his coaching career. The 2009 season was his 25th year coaching high school baseball. 2010 was his 20th year as a head coach. The Rio Rancho Baseball team has now won district 3 years in a row and have not lost a district game since 2007 ! Coach Murphy has sent numerous of players to college for baseball over the years which he is very proud of. In 2011 the Rams will be very young and it will be a challenge Coach Murphy is excited to think about.

Married to Minerva, the Murphys have two volleyball-playing college daughters, Valerie and Amber, and a 7-year-old son, Tyler. Coach Murphy also is proud to welcome his grandson Jaedyn into his family. Valerie & Marcos are Jaedyn's proud parents ! Valerie Played at Marshalltown college in Iowa and now attends UNM. Amber played Volleyball for San Jacinto in Houston and they finished 6th in the country in 2007. Amber Just finished her senior season at Robert Morris college in Chicago. Amber was named to the first team all conference and was also named Libero of the year in her conference. Tyler plays soccer, basketball and little league baseball. Tyler is the Rio Rancho Bat Boy ! He loves being around all the Rio Rancho baseball players . Coach Murphy lost his father to cancer in 2010 and his mother resides in Albuquerque. He is the oldest of 8 siblings who are Mike, Joy, Jimmy, Robert, Joan, John, and of course the youngest Tara !

Murphy has been the head coach at several North-South All-Star baseball games in Las Cruces, and in 2006 he was the head coach for the West All-Stars in the New Mexico Baseball Classic at Isotopes Park. Coach Murphy also was asistant coach for the West team in the 2007 All-American game on Fox TV. Coach Murphy has been named district coach of the year 15 times in his coaching career. He has also won the State and Metro coach of the year numerous times. In 2007 he was was one of the 5 finalist nationally for National Coach of the Year ! Coach Murphy has also traveled to Australia, Puerto Rico & NY coaching baseball teams for the USA.

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