Murray State University

Murray State University Sports Information

$15,556,658 Total Revenue
$14,730,450 Total Expenses
13 Head Coaches

Before making a decision to attend Murray State University, student athletes should take a look at the information presented here on the sports team they are interested in as well as the general athletics program.

The Murray State University Athletics Program

What Division Is Murray State In?

Murray State is in the Ohio Valley Conference conference and faces off against other NCAA Division I-FCS schools.

A total number of 378 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 161 of whom are male and 217 are female. Sports-related tudent aid is available at Murray State and the average award is around $14,330 per athlete. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $18,161 and the average awarded to women is $11,617.

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Murray State University Coaches

The sports at Murray State are led by 13 head coaches, 5 of whom coach male teams, 7 of whom spearhead women’s teams, and 1 of whom leads a coed team. The head coaches of men’s teams make about $169,325 on average, and the yearly average salary of women’s team head coaches is $66,635. Also, the coed head coach makes around $61,215 per year.

In addition to the head coaches of Murray State sports, there are 18 assistant coaches of men’s teams, 10 assitant coaches of women’s teams, and 0 assistant coach of the coed team. The average salary is $53,241 a year for assistant coaches of men’s teams and $40,299 for assistant coaches of women’s teams. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the Murray State Athletics Program Make Money?

In terms of financials, Murray State collected $15,556,658 in revenue and paid out $14,730,450 in expenses. This means the team turned a profit of $826,208, which is great since many schools have to declare a loss.

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The net profit or loss can vary with each sport. For example, sports like basketball and football are often moneymakers for a school while other sports could be operating at a deficit. The chart below compares the amount of money made (or lost) for each of the men’s sports offered at Murray State.

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Likewise, money made for women’s athletics can vary quite a bit by sport. Here’s what the comparison looks like for women’s sports at Murray State.

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A Note About Murray State Sports Rankings

Below we give a summary of the data we have for each sport at Murray State, including rankings when the school made it to one of our Best Schools for a Sport lists. College Factual’s sports rankings are a little different than the other ones you’ll find on the Internet, since our analyses take both athletics and academics into account. Because, after all, there is life after college sports, and a good education will make it easier to succeed in that life.

Murray State Men’s Baseball

$39,150 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 34-player men’s baseball team at Murray State is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than baseball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 989 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. Murray State was given a rank of 180 out of the 271 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball report.

On the money side of things, the Murray State baseball program brought home $613,042 in revenue and paid out $573,892 in total expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $39,150 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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Murray State Women’s Basketball

$185,713 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 15 players of the Murray State women’s basketball team. Teammates care for more than basketball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 973 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball ranking placed Murray State# 227 out of the 324 schools in its division.

The women’s basketball program at Murray State made $1,316,900 in revenue and spent $1,131,187 in expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $185,713 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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Murray State Cross Country

Murray State Men’s Cross County

$-16,489 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
9 Team Members

There are 9 players on the Murray State men’s cross country team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than sports, too. Their great academic progress rate of 1000 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well.

The Murray State men’s cross country program paid out $30,324 in expenses while making $13,835 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-16,489.

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Murray State Men’s Football

$170,370 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 92-player men’s football team at Murray State is kept in shape by one head coach and 11 assistant coaches. The team has an academic progress rate of 962, which is a measure of how well they do in the classroom. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Football] ranking placed Murray State# 70 out of the 117 schools in its division.

The Murray State football program paid out $3,344,324 in expenses while making $3,514,694 in total revenue. On the plus side, this means that the program made $170,370 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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Murray State Golf

Murray State Men’s Golf

$57,889 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
11 Team Members

The 11-member men’s golf team at Murray State is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. With an excellent academic progress rate of 981, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

On the money side of things, the Murray State men’s golf program brought home $307,435 in revenue and paid out $249,546 in total expenses. This equates to a net profit of $57,889 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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Murray State Women’s Golf

$32,262 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
11 Team Members

There are 11 players on the Murray State women’s golf team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team members have more than golf on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 993.

In terms of financials, the Murray State women’s golf program paid out $318,086 in expenses and made $350,348 in total revenue. This equates to a net profit of $32,262 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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Murray State Rifle

$45,414 Net Profit/Loss
11 Team Members

The 11 members of the Murray State rifle team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach. Murray State landed the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Rifle out of the 14 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The rifle program at Murray State made $330,263 in revenue and spend $284,849 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $45,414 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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Murray State Soccer

Murray State Women’s Soccer

$-100,719 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 29 players on the Murray State women’s soccer team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 992. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer analysis, Murray State ranked #192 out of 306 colleges and universities.

In terms of financials, the Murray State women’s soccer program paid out $691,830 in expenses and made $591,111 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-100,719.

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Murray State Women’s Softball

$-15,274 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 23 players on the Murray State women’s softball team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 1000, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. Murray State was given a rank of 151 out of the 273 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball report.

Murray State brought in $546,298 in revenue from its women’s softball program while paying out $561,572 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-15,274 to be exact.

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Murray State Tennis

Murray State Women’s Tennis

$-94,703 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
10 Team Members

The 10-member women’s tennis team at Murray State is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team members have more than tennis on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000.

The Murray State women’s tennis program paid out $333,984 in expenses while making $239,281 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-94,703 to be exact.

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Murray State Track & Field (Combined)

Murray State Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-125,983 Net Profit/Loss
105 Team Members

There are 105 players on the Murray State women’s track and field team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches.

On the money side of things, the Murray State women’s track and field program brought home $756,373 in revenue and paid out $882,356 in total expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-125,983 to be exact.

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Murray State Volleyball

Murray State Women’s Volleyball

$-54,577 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 15 players on the Murray State women’s volleyball team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 995. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball ranking placed Murray State# 159 out of the 307 schools in its division.

The women’s volleyball program at Murray State made $502,293 in revenue and spent $556,870 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-54,577.

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Notes & References

Note that if we don’t have data on a particular sport, it won’t be listed in the section above.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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