Kim Murphy is a woman of many roles – founder and CEO, educator, inspirational speaker, Licensed Professional Counselor, life coach, and athlete 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 believes 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 roadmap 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.
Kim’s educational background – a BA in Psychology, a MA in Counseling – and her personal relationships with athletes, parents, and coaches, put her in a unique position to help others and provide resources and guidance through Successful Jocks. Passionate about working with athletes, she is also a strong advocate for their overall 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 Kim saw his dreams of playing in the National Football League (NFL) become his reality. He was selected in the 2nd round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the 39th overall pick. That same year marked Kim’s 19th year of being a sports mom. In 2021, Sean became a Super Bowl Champion, and Kim 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. Kim 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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