Manchester Central
Hall Of Fame

Michael J Murphy

A 1967 graduate, Dr. Murphy was the quarterback of the undefeated, untied State championship football team of 1966. As a starting quarterback at Central, his career record was 16-1; being chosen All-State quarterback in 1966 capped his playing career. He went on to the University of Notre Dame graduating in 1971 with a B.S. in biology and obtained his M.D. in 1975 from the University of Vermont. Following an internship in Pittsburgh, he completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology in 1980 at the Brown University School of Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, he was Chief of the Department of Medicine at the Catholic Medical Center from 1985 to 1990. Dr. Murphy has been the Central team physician since 1985. As coach of the Central Freshmen Football team since its inception in 1992, his teams have compiled a record of 75 wins and 5 losses, including 8 consecutive city championships and a 34 game winning streak---a stellar record reminiscent of the legendary Hubie McDonough. He has received the Manchester Achiever Award from the M.E.A. in 1990, and the prestigious Joe Yukica New Hampshire Football Foundation Contribution to Football Award in 1997. He has two children, accomplished athletes in their own right. Tara is a graduate of Bowdoin College and was a 3-sport captain at Central. Matt is a graduate of Middlebury and was captain of the 1995 Central Football State Champions. A talented, accomplished athlete, and a superb coach and developer of youth, Dr. Murphy has earned a place in Central\u2019s Hall of Fame.