PAT MURPHY NAMED BREWERS MANAGER
Murphy Joined by Former Brewers All-Star Rickie Weeks as Associate Manager
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have named Pat Murphy the 20th manager in franchise history, signing him to a three-year contract through the 2026 season. Murphy is joined by Rickie Weeks, who was named associate manager. The announcement was made by Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold.
The remainder of the coaching staff is scheduled to return next season. This includes first base coach Quintin Berry (enters 4th season on the staff), Major League field coordinator Néstor Corredor (2nd season), hitting coach Connor Dawson (3rd season), assistant pitching coach Jim Henderson (3rd season), pitching coach Chris Hook (6th season), third base coach Jason Lane (9th season), run prevention coordinator Walker McKinven (5th season) and hitting coach Ozzie Timmons (3rd season). Corredor, Henderson and McKinven have new titles for the 2024 season.
“Pat Murphy brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for the game of baseball as well as a familiarity with the Brewers organization, players, staff and culture,” said Arnold. “Pat has been a significant contributor in the run of recent seasons of unprecedented success in franchise history. We are pleased to have Pat remain in the Brewers family and excited to name him manager today.”
Murphy, who turns 65 on Nov. 28, spent the last eight seasons (2016-23) as bench coach, a position he was named to on Nov. 2, 2015, replacing Jerry Narron. Prior to joining the Brewers, he served as interim manager of the San Diego Padres in 2015, replacing Bud Black on June 16 that season (42-54, .438).
In addition to his Major League experience, Murphy managed in the Padres farm system from 2011-15 at Class-A Eugene (2011-12), Triple-A Tucson (2013) and Triple-A El Paso (2014-15), going 273-230 (.543). He served San Diego as special assistant to baseball operations in 2010.
Murphy has also had a distinguished career in the college coaching ranks, spending 25 years as a head coach at Maryville College (1983), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (1986-87), the University of Notre Dame (1988-94) and Arizona State University (1995-2009). He went 1,000-457-4 (.686) as a college coach and was on pace to become the winningest coach in NCAA history at the time he transitioned into professional coaching. In addition to his head coaching experience, he was assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University (1984-85).
Murphy spent the majority of his head coaching career at Arizona State University, where he went 629-284-1 (.689). He earned 1998 National Coach of the Year honors after leading the Sun Devils to the National Championship game. He won PAC-10 Coach of the Year honors four times (2000, ‘07-09). While at the University of Notre Dame, Murphy posted a record of 318-116-1 (.732) and was named Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year three times (1989-90, ‘92).
Murphy was born in Syracuse, NY and resides in Mesa, AZ. He has a daughter named Keli and three sons, Kai, Austin and Jaxon. His son, Kai, is an outfielder in the Padres organization. Murphy is the father-in-law of former Major League first baseman Pedro Álvarez, who currently works for the Brewers in baseball operations and player development.
Weeks, 41, joins the coaching staff after serving the Brewers as assistant to player development the last two seasons. Earlier this month, he was promoted to special assistant to player development. The former second baseman spent 11 of his 14 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Brewers (2003, ‘05-14). He is a member of the Brewers Wall of Honor and was an All-Star in 2011. Weeks is among the all-time franchise leaders in runs (6th, 684), walks (6th, 492), stolen bases (7th, 126), triples (8th, 32), at-bats (9th, 4,056), games (10th, 1,142), doubles (10th, 203), extra-base hits (10th, 383) and total bases (10th, 1,720).
“Rickie was a hard-nosed, homegrown player for the Brewers for many years and is now a valued member of our coaching staff,” said Arnold. “We look forward to him bringing many of the attributes that he possessed as a player into the dugout in his new role.”
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