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Alabama softball head coach extended through 2028 season

Alabama softball head coach Patrick Murphy reaches historic milestone

In a move that shouldn’t come as a surprise, the Alabama Athletic Department has decided to extend Softball coach, Patrick Murphy, for another two years. Murphy was originally under contract through 2026, but the extension will now keep him in Tuscaloosa through 2028. His extension will also increase his base salary from $515,000 to $530,000 annually.

Murphy took over the Crimson Tide softball program at only 33 years old back in 1999 and has called the shots ever since. Under his supervision, he has taken the program to fourteen Women’s College World Series appearances and delivered the Tide their only National Title back in 2012. He has won the SEC regular season six times, the SEC tournament five times and has been named the SEC coach of the year five times as well. Murphy’s all-time record now improves to 1219-344 (.780) with the Tide.

Murphy will have his work cut out for him in 2024 as Montana Fouts, arguably the best player in program history departs. The Tide made it back to the WCWS in 2023 but was unfortunately eliminated by Stanford for a second consecutive season.

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