Kim Murphy is a woman of many roles – founder and CEO, educator, inspirational speaker, Licensed Professional Counselor, life coach and sports manager– but her true passion is being a proud mom to her four amazing sons. She devotes everything she has toward helping them become champion men. Ms. Murphy belief is that, to be successful in life – not just on the playing field – athletes must be nurtured, encouraged, and disciplined, which is a job that usually falls to the athlete’s mother, their first coach.
As a mother blessed with athletically gifted sons, spending two decades cheering in the stands, on the road, running between games, dusting her sons off, and lifting their spirits, Kim developed a passion for sports. As a sports "FANatic", she realized that the demands of raising athletes can be overwhelming mentally, physically, and financially. Consequently, Kim’s many years of experience inspired her to provide a road map for others and to establish Successful Jocks. SJ’s mission is to inspire, motivate, and empower student athletes equipping them with the tools, resources and support needed to become successful in the game of life.
Her educational background, a BA in Psychology, a MA in Counseling and her up close and personal relationships with athletes, parents and coaches, puts her in a unique position to help others and provide a road map through Successful Jocks. Passionate about working with athletes, she is also a strong advocate for their mental well-being. As a result of her hard work and dedication, she has become a vital asset to their success.
Always believing in and standing solidly behind her second eldest son, Sean Murphy-Bunting, in 2019 his dreams of playing in the National Football League (NFL) became his reality. He was selected in the 2nd round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the 39th overall pick. That same year marked her 19th year of being a sports mom. In 2021 he became a super bowl champion and she became a PROUD super bowl champion Mama!
Ms. Murphy enjoys being a blessing to others. She has long been an active member in the Metro Detroit, Michigan community where she was born and raised. Currently, she resides in the Tampa area and is well connected to the Tampa, Florida community and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization, as her son Sean Murphy-Bunting is a member of the team and she serve as the Parent Liaison. She is a member of the Professional Football Players Mothers Association (PFPMA), the NFL Alumni Association and several other philanthropic organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, dining experiences, water activities and, most importantly, spreading So Many Blessings to others.
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