NACOGDOCHES, Texas – After spending the past season as an assistant coach at UTEP, Lexi Murphy will be joining the SFA women’s basketball program to serve as an assistant coach, head coach Leonard Bishop announced on Friday.
“I am so thankful and excited to get to be a part of the Ladyjack family and all the history that is here” Murphy said. “I cannot wait to work for the leader that Coach Bishop is and has established himself to be. Continuing to build on the success and accomplishments that SFA has in this program is going to be really fun.”
Murphy helped guide the Miners last season as they finished with a 20-12 record, reaching the C-USA semifinals, and earning a bid in the WNIT.
As an assistant at Texas A&M Commerce during the 21-22 season, Murphy helped guide the Lions to a 27-5 season, including a 12-3 record in Lone Star Conference action and a 12-2 mark at home. The Lions advanced to the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Semifinals. Individually, guard Dyani Robinson was selected as the Most Outstanding Player in the South Central Region by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association to become the first player in program history to ever win the award. Murphy previously spent two seasons as the director of basketball operations for the Miners from 2019-21 and was a graduate assistant with the program from 2017-19. Murphy played two seasons for Baker at Angelo State, averaging 8.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game as a senior during the 2016-17 campaign while reaching double figures in scoring 16 times.
Murphy graduated from Angelo State with a bachelor of science in psychology and obtained a master’s of education from UTEP.
“Excited to add Lex to our staff. She has a passion for serving young people and growing them both on and off the court,” Bishop said. “She brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and coaching is in her DNA.”