|Hometown:||San Clemente, Calif.|
|High School:||San Clemente HS|
|Previous College:||Saddleback College|
UC Santa Barbara
Brian appeared in 3 relief appearances for the Gauchos during his Junior year...totalled 7.0 innings with 6 strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA...had a noteworthy effort against Cal State Bakersfield on May 25 where he threw 4 solid innings allowing only 2 runs while striking out 5.
Played for two years at Saddleback JC for head coach Jack Hodges ... Was placed on the Dean's List two times.
A two-time letterwinner at San Clemente High ... Played left field and was a starting pitcher for the Tritons ... Was First Team All-South Coast League, and was also selected as an Orange County All-Star Southern Section ... A four-year Scholar Athlete.
John Brian Murphy was born to his parents John and Patti ... He has a sister named Paige, who is 23 ... He is majoring in communication ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Lakers ... Favorite movies are Tommy Boy and Step Brothers ... His favorite book is Outliers, and he likes to listen to Jason Aldeen and AC/DC ... He enjoys hiking, bodysurfing, playing golf, and being a part of the Santa Barbara Best Buddies Program ... His favorite athletes are Clayton Kershaw, Ervin Santana, and Kobe Bryant ... He likes watching Tosh.0, Family Guy, and Modern Family.