FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's soccer team extends a warm welcome to its newest assistant coach Stephen Murphy-Logue. Murphy Logue, an Anchorage, Alaska native, brings with him a wide array of soccer experience ranging from his time as a player to both coaching and refereeing.
"We are very excited for Stephen [Murphy-Logue] to be joining our staff," Head Coach Andre Luciano said. "He comes from a great background as a player and Scholar All-American Student-Athlete at Macalester College. He will provide us a lot of help in game day operations as well as in the scouting and analysis of our opponents."
"I've been really impressed by the work ethic and talent of our players so far," Murphy-Logue said. "I walked into a really good environment with the team and the coaching staff really taking me under their wing. I'm excited to learn on a daily basis about what it takes to manage players, run sessions and observe the action on the field."
Murphy-Logue graduated from West Anchorage High School in 2007 where he was a four-year starter on the soccer team. While he won three Alaska state championships with the Northern Lights Soccer Club Dynamo '89, the winning ways continued into his college years both on and off the field. Murphy-Logue went on to compete at Division III Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. where he received his degree in Political Science in 2011.
In 2009, he was named Macalester's team MVP and reeled in All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team honors. In 2010, he would repeat as the team MVP and as a member of the All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team, while also being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-North Region Team. Among one of the most impressive accolades was Murphy-Logue's selection as an NCAA Division III Scholar All-American Student-Athlete for the 2010-11 season.
Murphy-Logue is a Grade 7 certified United States Soccer Federation referee and has officiated over 2,500 youth and adult matches including the 2015 Alaska State High School Championships. Additionally, he has served as a volunteer coach with the Minnesota Olympic Development Program and Soccer Alaska adult league.