Murphy Elevated to Director of Player Development at Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons played host to the North Carolina Tar Heels in men’s basketball action at the LJVM Coliseum on January 5, 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Demon Deacons defeated the Tar Heels 73-67. (Brian Westerholt/Sports On Film)

The Wake Forest men’s basketball program has announced that Will Murphy has been elevated to the position of Director of Player Development. A former Demon Deacon guard, Murphy is in his fourth season on the staff and has previously held the positions of Video Coordinator and Director of Technology and Scouting.

Murphy will serve as a mentor for Demon Deacon student-athletes in their academic and professional development. He will assist in recruiting by organizing and maintaining databases, sending mailouts and monitoring recruiting updates online. He will also manage the planning of all on-campus recruiting visits. Murphy will continue to assist in scouting opponents’ personnel and plays, and oversee the SportVu system, which provides in-depth statistics, including real-time player and ball positioning through sophisticated software and statistical algorithms.

Murphy served in the program as a student manager for three seasons before joining the active roster as a non-scholarship guard for the 2012-2013 season. Murphy earned a varsity letter in 2012-13 but did not see any game action after suffering a broken jaw during practice in early February.

Murphy graduated from Wake Forest in May of 2013 with a degree in mathematical business. A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Murphy played on the prep level at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn.

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