Traci Murphy is in
her eighth 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' 17 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, men's cross country,
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
The Maryland native and her husband,
Pat, a vice-principal at Amherst Central High School, have two children, Sean (11)
and Sarah (7).