Rob Murphy

February 17, 2020

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.


I teach AP European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 8.00 Month: 110.20 Year: 313.06
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Turning point of sorts in my life this morning. I had my post cross country season exit interview with the administration this morning and I resigned all my coaching duties here at Alta. After 22 seasons and considering the lack of success my teams have had the past couple years, I just felt it was time. I will really miss the good times though.

PM: 8 miles at 8:13 pace around Sugar House Park.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From dugco on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 09:12:05 from

Shame, Rob, but maybe a season or two off will reignite the fires and get you back to a place you feel like jumping back into coaching... or maybe its time to scoop up the fam and return to the Sunshine State!

From Tom K on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 09:34:04 from

22 years! That is a lot of connections made and a lot of memories. Turning point, for sure.

From jtshad on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 10:26:35 from

You had indicated this was coming, now it is official. Take the time to focus on new things (family, etc.). You made great impacts on many young athletes over the years, hold your head up high. Just a transition. Wish I was closer to go grab a beer.

From Bret on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 12:44:04 from

Job well done Rob, I am sure you will look back fondly on your time in coaching as will all of the athletes you encouraged and trained and supported over the years.

From Jason D on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 18:53:01 from

That's quite a run, Rob. I hope you enjoy your extra time. I've always been amazed at the number of students, including athletes, you are responsible for.


From Vis on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 19:20:22 from

That's a long time as a positive influence in the lives of many people. I really admire you as a coach and a person. May you find other ways to bring value to your life.

From Holt on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 20:06:49 from

Sad and congrats! You are a terrific guy and will be missed greatly in the coaching world.

From Jon on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 16:08:13 from

I'm sure you impacted a lot of students over 22 years. Are you not doing track?

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