Carleton adds to coaching staff

Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah has announced the hiring of Devin Murphy as the Ravens’ new defensive backs coach, adding another great asset to Carleton’s coaching staff.

Murphy joins the program with ten years of U SPORTS experience as Defensive Backs Coach with the uOttawa Gee-Gees and Saint Mary’s Huskies, including five years where he also served as Defensive Coordinator.

An NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist, Murphy also spent two years at Saint Mary’s occupying the additional role of Football Strength and Conditioning Coach.

“I know Coach Sumarah and his coaching staff very well. They are extremely intelligent, hard-working guys, and great friends,” said Murphy. “I am excited to have the opportunity to coach with them again.”

Coach Sumarah is looking forward to working with the team’s newest coaching edition and the contributions Murphy will bring to the team’s defensive game in 2018.

“Having worked with Devin before I am excited to have him bring his expertise and enthusiasm to the defensive back position,” said Sumarah. “His experience as a defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach is extensive, and he will bring invaluable knowledge to the position.”

Murphy’s U SPORTS coaching highlights include three AUS Conference championships and one OUA championship. His defensive backs have won twelve All-Canadian awards, while nine have gone on to play in the CFL.

He spent two years as Training Director for Football Nova Scotia, while also serving as the Defensive Coordinator for the under-18 provincial team. In 2012, he helped the Canadian Jr. National Team to win the IFAF World Championship as the defensive backs coach.

“The hiring of Devin completes our defensive coaching staff with Paul-Eddy St. Vilien, Defensive Coordinator and Linebacker Coach, David Caron, Defensive Line and Defensive Assistant Stefan Carty,” said Sumarah. “The Ravens are excited to have Devin onboard as we move into new and exciting times in the program.”

Born and raised in Ottawa, Murphy played defensive back for the uOttawa Gee-Gees from 2001-2005, where he was a defensive captain for three years. In 2003, he represented the team at the East/West Bowl.

He is currently working out of the Ottawa Athletic Club as a strength coach and personal trainer and is excited to join the Ravens in pursuit of the Vanier Cup next season.

“I have had a great experience at Carleton so far. The facility, the resources, the people, it’s all are very impressive. As soon as you walk in the building you feel it. I knew I had to be a part of this.”


Source: Carleton Ravens

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