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Lennie Acuff
Head Coach
Kevin Carroll
Assistant Coach
Roger Idstrom
Assistant Coach
Tyler Murray
Assistant Coach
Daniel Harris
Director of Basketball Operations
Will Ness
Head Athletic Trainer - MS, LAT, ATC, CES
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Tyler Murray

Tyler Murray

Assistant Coach


Tyler Murray enters his first sesaon as an assistant coach at Lipscomb. 

Previously, Murray spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Furman University. During his last season, Murray helped guide the Paladins to only their second NIT appearance in program history. 

Prior to his time at Furman, Murray spent two seasons at the helm of the Shorter University men's basketball team. In his first year in charge of the Hawks' program in 2015-16, Murray led the team to a berth in the Gulf South Conference tournament.

In six seasons as an assistant at Shorter under Chad Warner, Murray helped guide the Hawks to their most successful run in program history. With Murray serving as recruiting coordinator, Shorter won 119 games, made two national tournament appearances, and captured the program's first conference championship since 1977 during a record-setting 34-win season in 2011-12.

Murray was named the program's associate head coach in 2012-13 as the Hawks won 21 games in their first season competing at the NCAA Division II level within the Gulf South Conference. Shorter ended up winning the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national championship that season.

He departed for Charleston Southern following the 2013-14 campaign and helped the Bucs capture the Big South Conference regular season title. CSU earned an automatic berth into the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

Murray played his collegiate basketball at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, one of the winningest Division III programs in the country, and led the Tigers to the program's 10th Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament during his junior season in 2007. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampden-Sydney in 2008 and his Master of Arts from Shorter in 2010.

Murray and his wife, Jessica, a former standout volleyball student-athlete at Shorter, are the parents to a daughter, Carson, and a son, Carter.