Traci Murphy is in her 10th year as associate athletic director and senior woman's administrator for the Golden Griffins. Murphy joined the Canisius staff after spending seven seasons at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Murphy is responsible for all NCAA rules enforcement of Canisius’ 20 Division I athletic programs in addition to all areas of student-athlete welfare. She supervises compliance, academic counseling, strength and conditioning and athletic training. She also oversees the Life Skills program, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Murphy chaired search committees in 2009 for the women’s soccer head coach and in 2011 for the men’s soccer head coach, cross country head coach and strength and conditioning coach.
Murphy is the sport supervisor for women's soccer, men's soccer, volleyball, women's cross country/track and field, golf and softball. She serves on MAAC committees for Athletic Administration, Finance, Gender and Minority Issues, Women's Basketball and chairs the MAAC Swimming and Diving Committee. She also organizes the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) at Canisius and helped found the WNY Girls in Sports Program. The program, in collaboration with the City of Buffalo Public Schools, area colleges and universities, the Buffalo Bills, focuses specifically on young girls (ages 9-12) and their involvement in sports.
Murphy began her career in 1992 as associate head athletic trainer at St Mary's and moved to ULM in 1998. She added the responsibility of senior woman administrator in 2001, which involved the monitoring of women’s sports and mentoring the SAAC.
In July 2003, she was promoted to the position of director of academics, compliance and student-athlete services. Murphy worked to develop and implement an enhanced academic development and compliance program for ULM's student-athletes and the athletics department. Prior to ULM, Murphy served five years as the head athletic trainer at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
She is a 1989 graduate of West Chester University with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. In 1992, Murphy earned a master's degree in health education from the University of Arkansas.
The Maryland native and her husband, Pat, a vice-principal at Amherst Central High School, have two children, Sean (13) and Sarah (9).