Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/28/2022
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Hall of Fame Inductee
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Kevin Murphy
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Bio/Description

One of his many outstanding achievements is earning the title of the Yukon’s Men’s Singles Champion more than 20 times. True to form, Kevin is the highest-rated Yukon player in the National Table Tennis database.

 

Coupled with his competitive play, Kevin vigorously pursued his coaching qualifications and holds his Level Four National Coaching Certification. This difficult-to-obtain level of coaching enables Kevin’s athletes to train at higher standards, grow into elite athletes and compete at any national event.

 

Table tennis was dropped from the Arctic Winter Games in the eighties, but Kevin single-handedly kept the sport alive in the Yukon. He was relentless in recruiting new players and conducted clinics in schools across the territory. His efforts created the annual Yukon-Alaska Challenge, and he was awarded a Builder’s Recognition Award from the Alaska Association. Kevin had a team ready to compete when the sport returned to the Arctic Winter Games.

 

Kevin’s humility, pursuit of excellence and dedication to the sport means Yukoners will enjoy the opportunities the game brings for many generations to come.

Introduction
At the age of 14, Kevin Murphy’s participation in and dedication to the sport of table tennis began. Over the next 40 years, he competed in several Arctic Winter Games, National Championships, Canada Games and numerous other provincial and local tournaments.
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