Cannons Academy Staff

Jim Murphy - Camp Director

The 2015 season is Jim Murphy’s thirteenth as part of the Boston Cannons coaching staff. Murphy is involved in all aspects of the Cannons coaching staff, including draft and trade decisions. His primary responsibilities are working with Cannons goalies and face-off midfielders.

Murphy comes to the Cannons from Bentley College, where he has served as Head Coach since 1993. He is a three-time Northeast-10 Coach of the Year award winner, and has led the Falcons to four league championships. Under Murphy, from 1994-1998, Bentley was 31-2 in league play. He also serves as Operations Manager of Athletics at Bentley.

Murphy played college lacrosse at Brandeis University and Plymouth State College. He also played club lacrosse for the Brine Club team in 1996. A native of Billerica, MA, he played four years of lacrosse at Billerica High School and he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2001.

Murphy has two brothers, Sean and Colin, who also played lacrosse for Billerica High. Sean went on to play at Plymouth State College and is now an NCAA Lacrosse Official. He also has a sister named Kim, and his parents are Jim and Margaret. His father Jim, shoots the cannon at Harvard Stadium during Cannons games.

Murphy currently resides in Billerica with his wife Kelly Jo. In addition to lacrosse he enjoys photography, backpacking and scuba diving.

Matthew Ryan - Camp Director

Matthew Ryan is in his forth season with the Boston Cannons, and his second as the Event Marketing Manager. Prior to his current position, Matt started in the front office as a Corporate Partnership Assistant handling group and corporate partnerships. 

Matt is a Plymouth, MA native and now resides in the North End of Boston. He graduated from The University of Vermont with a degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Business Management. After graduation, Matt attended Suffolk University where he earned a Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. 

Katherine Donnelly - Assistant Camp Director 

Katherine Donnelly is entering her second season with the Cannons as the Marketing & Communications Manager. Prior to joining the Cannons, Katherine was the Marketing & Community Relations Manager with the New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

Katherine is from Londonderry, NH and graduated from Boston University where she was a NCAA Division I soccer player and America East All-Conference selection. Katherine had a variety of internships throughout college including the NBC Boston affiliate, Regan Communications, and Burke Advertising. Upon graduation, Katherine signed to play professionally with the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League and is now their Color Commentator.

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04/26 4:00PM EST vs Hounds (L)  11 - 12 Recap
05/03 5:00PM EST vs Lizards (L)  14 - 15 Recap
05/08 7:30PM EST @ Lizards (L)  15 - 12 Recap
05/17 6:00PM EST vs Rattlers (W)  17 - 16 Recap
05/23 7:00PM EST @ Hounds (W)  13 - 19 Recap
05/30 6:00PM EST vs Launch (W)  13 - 9 Recap
06/07 1:00PM EST @ Rattlers (L)  13 - 6 Recap
06/20 7:00PM EST @ Launch (W)  18 - 19 Recap
06/28 4:00PM EST vs Bayhawks (W)  14 - 11 Recap
07/05 9:00PM EST @ Outlaws (W)  9 - 22 Recap
07/11 6:00PM EST vs Machine (L)  12 - 19 Recap
07/16 7:30PM EST @ Bayhawks (W)  8 - 9 Recap
07/25 7:00PM EST @ Machine (L)  17 - 16 Recap
08/01 6:30PM EST @ Lizards (L)  16 - 15 Recap
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