Staff
Head Coach
Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy was named head coach of the Tribe baseball program on Dec. 3, 2013, and enters his third season as the Tribe's head coach. It will be his fourth season in Williamsburg, after spending one season as the Tribe's top assistant coach.

Murphy helped the Tribe to 22 victories in 2015, and to the program's third consecutive CAA Baseball Tournament, which is tied for the longest streak in program history. Under his guidance six Tribe baseball players were selected to All-Colonial Athletic Association Awards, including juniors Charley Gould and Ryan Hissey, who earned first-team honors. Gould also received national recognition as semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. W&M's pipeline to pros also continued as Hissey was drafted in the 14th round of 2015 MLB Draft. Murphy also tutor senior starting pitcher Jason Inghram, who set the school’s all-time wins mark (26), and also became the second pitcher in program history to record more than 300 strikeouts.

In his first season as the Tribe’s headman, Murphy wasted little time making his presence known. He led the program to 34 victories, its third straight 30-plus win season, and to the program’s first-ever regular season Colonial Athletic Association title. For his efforts, he was named the CAA Coach of the Year. In addition, the Tribe advanced to the CAA title game for the second straight season. As a team, the Tribe batted .310, while it led the country with a 149 doubles. The Green and Gold also ranked in the top in the country in runs (452), homers (55) and RBIs (33). Individually, he helped guide junior Michael Katz to a breakout season, in which he was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award, while garnering numerous all-America honors. The Tribe also had 11 players recognized with all-conference awards including Katz, who was CAA Player of the Year. Katz along with Nick Thompson and Ryan Lindemuth each inked professional contracts following the regular season.

Murphy, who oversaw the Tribe hitters in 2013, helped the Green and Gold to its most successful season in school history. The Tribe won a school record 39 games, garnered its first at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament and won games in a regional for the first time. Offensively, the Green and Gold finished with a combined .290 batting average, 110 doubles, six triples, and 17 home runs.

The Easton Mass. native, who enters his fourth season with the Tribe baseball program, after spending three-seasons at Ivy League school Brown.

While at Brown, Murphy served as the Bears recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. During his three-year tenure in Providence, R.I., Murphy mentored 10 All-Ivy League selections.

Prior to his time with the Bears, Murphy was an assistant at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., (2006-09) where he was the recruiting director for the Bulldogs. His on the field responsibilities at Bryant included overseeing the catchers, outfielders and batting. In 2008, he was a member of a Bulldog squad that captured the Northeast-10 Championship. His tenure at Bryant was highlighted by 132 victories, two NCAA Tournament Regional final appearances and a school-record 42 wins in 2008. At the plate, Bryant improved every season in batting average and runs per game under Murphy's tutelage.

In 2004 and 2005, Murphy served as an assistant at Wheaton College in Norton, Ma. While coaching at Wheaton, Murphy's coaching engagement centered on the Lyons' hitting approach and catchers. The Lyons captured two New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) titles and made it all the way to the 2005 NCAA New England Regional finals during Murphy's two seasons.

Murphy has summer coaching experience in the Cape Cod League and the Northwoods League. Murphy served as the hitting coach for the CCBL's Hyannis Mets during the summers of 2005 and 2006. In 2008, he was the Head Coach of the Battle Creek (MI) Bombers of the Northwoods League.

He played collegiately at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., where he was the team captain in 2003. Murphy earned a degree in business management from Merrimack in 2003 and a Master's Degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009.

Murphy resides in Williamsburg with his wife, Karen, and son, Connor (3).

Assistant Coach
Brian Casey

Brian Casey is in his fourth season as a Tribe assistant baseball coach. Casey serves as the Tribe's pitching coach, while he is also the Green and Gold's recruiting coordinator. Prior to his time at W&M, he spent five seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Tufts University in Medford, MA.

Casey helped the Tribe to 22 victories in 2015, and to the program's third consecutive CAA Baseball Tournament, which is tied for the longest streak in program history. Under his guidance six tribe baseball players were selected to All-Colonial Athletic Association Awards, including juniors Charley Gould and Ryan Hissey, who earned first-team honors. Gould also received national recognition as semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. W&M's pipeline to pros also continued as Hissey was drafted in the 14th round of 2015 MLB Draft. Casey also help tutor senior starting pitcher Jason Inghram, who set the school’s all-time wins mark (26), and also became the second pitcher in program history to record more than 300 strikeouts.

In his second season with the Tribe, the program continued to grow under the watchful eye of Casey. He helped the program to 34 victories, its third straight 30-plus win season, and to the program’s first-ever regular season Colonial Athletic Association title. In addition, the Tribe advanced to the CAA title game for the second straight season. W&M’s pitching staff finished with a 4.26 ERA with 367 strikeouts. Individually, sophomore Joseph Gaouette was named All- Conference First-team following a strong season out of the Tribe pen, while starting pitcher Jason Inghram received second team honors. The Tribe had 11 players recognized with all-conference awards including junior Michael Katz, who was CAA Player of the Year. Katz along with Nick Thompson, Ryan Lindemuth and John Sheehan each inked professional contracts following the regular season. John Sheehan was the second Tribe pitcher to sign a professional contract during Casey’s time on campus. (John Farrell, 2013)

In 2013, Casey helped guide the Green and Gold to its most successful season in school history. The Tribe won a school record 39 games, earned its first at-large bid in school history, and won its first-ever regional games. Under Casey’s guidance, the Tribe pitching staff ranked third in the CAA with a 4.07 ERA in 2013.

While at Tufts, Casey worked with the Jumbos infielders and hitters and also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. During Casey's five years as an assistant, the Jumbos made four postseason appearances, including back-to-back NESCAC titles in 2010 and 2011 and #1 seeds in the NCAA Regionals. Off the field, Casey was also responsible for the organizing the team’s strength and conditioning program, coordinating their annual winter clinic and summer baseball placement.

Collegiately, Casey was a four-year member of Tufts' baseball team (2004-2007). A team captain in 2007, Casey earned second-team All New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) honors. He also garnered second-team All-New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) accolades in 2007 as a SS/P. Casey was the recipient of the Tufts Jit Ricker award, which is given to the individual who exemplifies dedication, loyalty, and competitive desire. Casey was a member of the 2005-2007 Jumbo teams that made the NESCAC playoffs, including final appearances in 2006 and 2007. After graduation from 2008-11, Casey was a member of the Watertown Reds of the Intercity League, an amateur baseball team in the Boston, MA area. While with the Reds, Casey was a four time all-star selection and earned Intercity League co-pitcher of the year distinctions in 2010 and 2011.

Casey graduated from Tufts in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. In 2010, he earned a Master's degree in Educational Studies from his alma mater. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, and was also a member of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (2007-12) and Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association (2007-12).

Assistan Coach
Patrick McKenna

Pat McKenna enters his first season as an assistant baseball coach. He joins the Tribe coaching ranks after finishing his professional baseball career this September.

McKenna was a 27th round pick of the Detroit Tigers in 2009 MLB Draft. He went on to play parts of three seasons with the organization reaching Advanced-A with the Lakeland Flying Tigers. He later joined the San Diego Padres organization where he played in Double-A and Triple-A with the San Antonio Missions and the Tucson Padres. McKenna played four years with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League where he was four-time selection to the Frontier League All-Star team. He just wrapped his season with Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League, helping them advance to the league’s championship.

This is not McKenna’s first time coaching and also not his first time in Williamsburg. He served as a volunteer coach during the fall of 2012, working with the Tribe’s infielders and hitters. The following spring, the Tribe advanced to the NCAA Raleigh Regional Final. During the offseason, he has worked with Play Ball in Salem, N.H. where he coached the Northeast Hurricanes AAU Program working with 9U-15U players. McKenna also organized and coached numerous clinics and held private instructional lessons with the organization. While with the Normal Cornbelters, he also served as a coach with Heartland Community College, focusing on the development of hitters and infielders.

McKenna played for Murphy and former Tribe head coach Jamie Pinzino at Bryant in Smithfield, R.I. He started four years at shortstop and was a team captain for his final three seasons. He holds the all-time career and single-season records for walks, triples, assists, home runs, and runs scored. He helped the Bulldogs to the Northeast-10 Conference Championship and NCAA Division II Regional Finals in the 2007 and 2008 seasons. McKenna was named the 2009 Bryant Male Athlete of the Year, before earning the shortstop spot on Bryant’s All-Decade Team in 2010.

Originally from Orange, Connecticut, McKenna earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Bryant in 2009.

Assistant Coach
Chad Marshall

Chad Marshall enters his first season as a member of the Tribe baseball staff in 2016. He joins the staff after a season as the director of baseball operation at his alma mater Stony Brook.

Last year, he helped Stony Brook to a 27-27 record and a berth into the American East Championship game. Seven players were named to the All-America East team under Marshall’s guidance. Aside from in-game help, Marshall assisted with fundraising, travel accommodations, recruiting trips on campus, field maintenance, and equipment.

Prior to his time at Stony Brook, he was the executive director of baseball operations at Fort McMurray Minor Baseball. There he oversaw the year round program that involved nearly 500 kids from ages 4-18. Marshall was also responsible for the hiring and development of coaching staffs, development of athletes, and the grounds crew and facility management. He also taught physical education classes at Father Patrick Mercredi Community High School in Fort McMurray.

Marshall had an outstanding playing career at Stony Brook where he was a four-year starter. He was a four-time All-America East selection, was a Freshman All-American, and graduated as the school’s all-time hits leader. He also was a member of his native Canada’s national team in the World University Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2010, where he was selected to the all-tournament team.

He graduated from SBU with a degree in biology and sociology in the summer of 2012. Marshall married the former Taryn Schoenbeck in September of 2015.