Induction Year: 2008
Recipient of the Carl Vergamini Contributions to Yellowjacket Athletics Award
Patrick M. "Murph" Murphy was an ardent proponent of Yellowjacket athletics for more than 40 years. He is inducted into the Hall of Fame as recipient of the Carl Vergamini Award for Contributions to Yellowjacket Athletics, named for one of UW-Superior's outstanding and most popular coaches.
The late Mr. Murphy, a Class of 1967 alumnus and Superior businessman, supported scores of Yellowjacket events as a loyal fan, booster, advertiser and fund-raiser. Whenever asked, he donated money and sponsored events to support the university, the Letterman's Club, award banquets, football pregame gatherings and other events.
Mr. Murphy frequently volunteered at football and basketball games, taking tickets, selling programs, working the sideline chains, helping in the press box or working in the concession stand. During the off season, he helped student athletes find local jobs.
"Pat Murphy fully supported UWS," a friend said. "(He) bought tickets to literally anything that had the UWS logo on it and had to do with his alma mater, of which he was so proud."