Jason Murphy begins his fifth season as the UW-La Crosse head soccer coach in 2018.  The third head coach in school history, Murphy also serves as the facilities director for the intercollegiate athletics department. 

He led the Eagles to the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Quarterfinals after a pair of home wins in the first and second round of the national championships at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.  UWL earned a 2-0 victory over The College of St. Scholastica (Minn.) in the first round for its first NCAA Division III win in school history.  The Eagles advanced to the sectional with a 1-0 win over the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) and earned a 2-1 victory over Washington University (Mo.) in the third round of the national tournament.

UWL finished 20-2-3 overall in 2017 and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA III Championships after winning the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship with a 4-3 shootout victory over UW-Whitewater. 

UWL earned its third regular-season conference title in school history in 2017 with a 7-0 league mark, finishing undefeated in WIAC play for the first time in school history.  Winners of a school record 12 straight games in 2017, UWL's 20 overall victories was also a single-season school record. 

Along with the school records for wins (20), winning streak (12) and shutouts (14) in 2017, UWL set single-season school records for goals (65), assists (63), points (193) and shots (506).

Murphy along with assistant coaches Nicole Lukic, Joe Czerniak and Mike Jacobs, were named the 2017 WIAC Coaching Staff of the Year as well as the United Soccer Coaches North Region Staff of the Year.

UWL set a then school record for single-season wins in 2016, finishing 14-5 overall.  The Eagles finished second in the WIAC in 2016 with a 5-2 mark, advancing to the WIAC Championship game for third time in school history and first since 1999. 

Murphy led UWL to its first appearance in school history in the NCAA Division III Championship in 2015 as the Eagles finished 12-7-2 overall.  UWL claimed a share of the WIAC regular season title with a 5-1-1 league record.  The conference title was the second in school history (1996). 

For his efforts, Murphy was named the 2015 WIAC Coach of the Year.  The Eagles won a school record eight consecutive matches in 2015 and advanced to the WIAC Championship Semifinals.

Murphy came to UWL after serving as head women's soccer coach and director of athletics at Marian University (Wis.).  He completed his fourth season as the Sabres' head coach in 2013.  Marian (Wis.) compiled a 33-12-2 Northern Athletic Conference (NAC) record under Murphy, who was selected the league's coach of the year in 2011.   The team tied a single-season school record with 13 victories (13-7) in 2011, including 10-2 in conference play.  The Sabres advanced to the program's first conference championship game in 2011 as seven players earned All-NAC recognition.

Murphy has served on the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Committee and on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee.

He took over as Marian's (Wis.) Director of Athletics in 2011, overseeing and managing the NCAA Division III athletic department.  Murphy also served as an adjunct professor in the School of Education.  He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from UW-Stevens Point in 2004 and master's degree in exercise and sport science: sport administration from UWL in 2007.

Murphy has earned his National and Advanced National coaching licenses from the NSCAA as well as his NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeper licenses.

Prior to becoming Marian's (Wis.) head coach, Murphy served as an assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Chicago (Ill.) for two years and at UW-Stevens Point for two seasons.  He helped guide the University of Chicago (Ill.) to a 28-10-3 record as the Maroons qualified for the NCAA III Championships in both seasons.  Murphy helped lead UW-Stevens Point to an overall record of 31-8-5, including winning two WIAC tournament titles and making two appearances in the national championships.

Murphy resides in La Crosse with his wife, Cindy, and son, Blake.