Dot Murphy

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Basketball | Coaching

Dot Murphy Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Dot Murphy Stats, Bio

Born: September 20, 1952

Hometown: Starkville, MS

Year Induction: 1999

High School Career

Maben High (1966-1967)

Starkville High (1968-1970)

  • State Basketball Championships (’68, ‘70)
  • Overall State Title (’68)
  • Two time All State (’68, ‘70)
  • Team Captain, Mississippi High School All Star game (’70)
  • Scored 2,772 points in three years at Starkville High School with an average of 33 points per game
  • In 1968 and 1969, she competed in the Southern AAU track meet held in New Orleans, LA, where she won 1 gold medal in the 880 m. relay, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals

College Career

Mississippi University for Women, Columbus (1971-1974)

  • Led MUW to National Woman’s Invitational Basketball Tournament National Championshio (’71)
  • All American (’72-’74)
  • First MUW player to score over 1,000 career points
  • Averaged 22 points a game in her four years at the “W”
  • Selected to play in the World University Games for the U.S. squad (’73)
  • Named an Outstanding College Athlete of America; honorable mention for that group’s Hall of Fame (’73, ‘74)

Coaching Career

Women’s Athletic Trainer, Mississippi State University (’74-’76)

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, UT Martin (’75-’76)

Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Itawamba Junior College (’76-’77)

Head Coach, PE Instructor, and director of the MUW basketball camp (’77-’82)

Hinds Junior College (1984-present)

  • Assistant football coach in charge of the receivers on the Eagle football team (’84-’87)
  • Full-time assistant coach, athletic training coordinator, and physical education instructor (’87-present)

Did You Know?

In 1973, Dot received a rare honor with a parade when Starkville proclaimed September 21, 1973, as ‘Dot Easterwood Day’.

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