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Jul 21, 2015
Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff
BUFFALO, N.Y.—Buffalo State has promoted assistant coach Steve Murphy to interim head men’s hockey coach for the 2015-16 season to replace Nick Carriere who accepted a coaching position with the St. John’s Ice Caps of the American Hockey League.
Murphy joined the Bengals’ staff last season as an assistant and helped lead the team to a fourth-consecutive appearance in the SUNYAC semifinals. He came to Buffalo State after serving as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach with the Kenai River Brown Bears in the North American Hockey League (NAHL), where he previously served as a head scout. He also served one season as an on-ice referee in the NAHL.
Murphy is a former Division III player at Curry in Massachusetts and St. Mary’s in Minnesota and played junior hockey with the Toledo Ice Diggers and Wasilla Spirit of the NAHL. The Anchorage, Alaska native earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from St. Mary’s.