While Tim Murdoch got his start in Princeton, NJ, he has been a long-time resident of Montreal. Volunteering for 17 seasons as the head coach of McGill University’s men’s varsity lacrosse team from 2003 to 2019, he retired with a career record of 191-88-2, an overall win percentage of .684. During his tenure, he guided the program to nine Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) East pennants (2007, 2011-2017, 2019), four undefeated regular seasons (2013-2015, 2019) and two national championships, claiming the league’s Baggataway Cup in 2012 and 2015.

In 2018, Murdoch received the Honora Shaughnessy Ambassador Award, presented to a friend of McGill who has made an exceptional contribution to the University as a role model in fostering loyalty, professionalism, and team spirit. Murdoch played a leadership role in establishing the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation McGill Indigenous Lacrosse Scholarship for student-athletes. In 2019, the “Tim Murdoch Fund” was established to memorialize Murdoch’s coaching career at McGill.

Murdoch has contributed much to the growth of the game in the city of Montreal. He founded the Westmount Lynx youth field lacrosse program in 2006, served as head coach of the Quebec U19 team at the 2013 First Nations Trophy, and was a member of the advisory board of Canada’s 150th Celebration of Lacrosse, held at McGill. In 2007, he and his McGill assistants were voted CUFLA coaching staff of the year. Under Murdoch’s guidance, the team has received the Harry Griffiths Trophy four times (2008, 2009, 2012, 2015) as the most outstanding sports club at McGill University.

 

 

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