Larry Murphy was named to the Tusculum football coaching staff in March 2019 and coaches the defensive backs.
The St. Petersburg, Florida native most recently served as the cornerbacks coach at Valdosta State where he helped the Blazers to an undefeated season (14-0) and a NCAA National title. VSU also won the Gulf South Conference crown as the Blazer secondary ranked eighth in the nation in passes intercepted and ninth in red zone defense. VSU led the nation in defensive touchdowns (7).
Murphy originally signed with Georgia Southern and was out of football until his return to the gridiron in 2014 where he was a three-year starter at Valdosta State (2014-2016) at cornerback as he finished his career with 62 tackles, 13 passes defended, two interceptions, forced two fumbles and recovered another. He garnered 2014 USA Football All-American honors and was named to the All-Gulf South Conference team that same year.