Traci Murphy is in her 11th year as associate athletic director and senior woman 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 and conference rules enforcement of Canisius’ 20 Division I athletic programs, in addition to all areas of student-athlete welfare. She supervises compliance, academic counseling, athletic performance 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 men's soccer, men’s and women's cross country/track, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and softball. She serves on MAAC committees for Athletic Administration, Gender and Minority Issues and chairs the MAAC Swimming and Diving Committee. She helped found the WNY Girls in Sports Program. The program, in collaboration with the City of Buffalo Public Schools, area colleges and universities and the Buffalo Bills, focuses specifically on young girls (ages 9-12) and their involvement in sports.
Murphy began her career in 1992 as head athletic trainer at St Mary's College of Maryland and then moved to ULM in 1998. At ULM, she was associate head athletic trainer and worked with football, women’s basketball and softball. She added the responsibility of senior woman administrator in 2001, which involved the monitoring of all women’s sports, developing life skills programming 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.
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, where she was served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Razorbacks’ women’s tennis, women’s cross country/track and field and women’s soccer programs.
She is a NCAA/NCWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement 2013 West graduate. Most recently she has been selected as a member of the NCAA Pathways Program, Class of 2016.Traci and her husband, Pat, have two children, Sean (14) and Sarah (10).