Florida off-field staffer leaves for on-field position at Central Michigan, reunion with Jim McElwain
After four seasons at Florida, an off-field staffer is leaving for an on-field position at Central Michigan.
Keith Murphy shared Wednesday on Twitter that he will be the special teams coordinator at CMU, reuniting him with Jim McElwain. Murphy joined McElwain’s UF staff back in 2016 as a quality control specialist for special teams. McElwain was fired during the 2017 season and Murphy remained on Dan Mullen’s staff.
“Thank you #GatorNation for 4 great years!” Murphy tweeted. “Together, (with) some VERY talented specialists, we worked hard (and) had great success on AND off the field! The future is definitely bright! Looking forward to our next journey as the ST Coordinator (at) Central Michigan University! #FireUpChips”
Murphy has been in coaching for more than two decades. He coached receivers and special teams from 1999-2006 at Eastern Washington. After EWU, he spent two years with the then-St. Louis Rams as a special teams assistant and offensive quality control coach from 2007-08. After the Rams, he returned to the college ranks, spending four years at New Mexico State coaching special teams and tight ends. Murphy was Southern Illinois’ tight ends and special teams coach prior to arriving at Florida.
On his Twitter profile, Murphy indicates he will also be coaching Chippewas safeties.