Cal Murphy’s Canadian Football Coaching History

Coaching Terms

Head Coach

  • BC Lions (Aug 29, 1975 – Dec 15, 1976)
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Jan 25, 1983 – Oct 2, 1985) – Murphy admitted himself to the cardiac ward of the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre on Sept. 28, 1985.
  • West All-Stars (Dec 3, 1983 – Dec 3, 1983) (Interim)
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Nov 25, 1985 – Jan 2, 1987)
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Mar 31, 1992 – Jul 1, 1992) – Takes medical leave of absence for emergency bypass surgery and eventual heart transplant.
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Jan 1, 1993 – Nov 15, 1996)
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Nov 27, 1998 – Nov 10, 1999)

Assistant Coach

  • Edmonton Eskimos – Offensive assistant (1979)
  • Edmonton Eskimos (1981)
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders – Quarterbacks (1998)
Cal Murphy's Head Coaching Regular Season Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 178 96 79 3 4815 4518
1975 BC Lions – Western Conference 10 5 5 0 164 168
1976 BC Lions – Western Conference 16 5 9 2 308 336
1983 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 16 9 7 0 412 402
1984 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 16 11 4 1 523 309
1985 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 12 9 3 0 371 182
1986 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 18 11 7 0 545 387
1993 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – East Division 18 14 4 0 646 421
1994 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – East Division 18 13 5 0 651 572
1995 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – North Division 18 7 11 0 404 653
1996 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 18 9 9 0 421 496
1999 Saskatchewan Roughriders – West Division 18 3 15 0 370 592
Cal Murphy's Head Coaching Playoff Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 10 5 5 0 256 269
1983 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 2 1 1 0 70 61
1984 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 2 2 0 0 86 34
1986 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 1 0 1 0 14 21
1993 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – East Division 1 1 0 0 20 19
1994 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – East Division 2 1 1 0 38 30
1995 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – North Division 1 0 1 0 21 36
1996 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 1 0 1 0 7 68
Cal Murphy's Head Coaching Grey Cup Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 2 1 1 0 70 50
1984 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – West Division 1 1 0 0 47 17
1993 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – East Division 1 0 1 0 23 33