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The 2014-15 academic year marks Candy Murphy's sixth season as an assistant coach with the Bronco indoor volleyball program and her second as the director of operations for the sand volleyball team. Murphy's responsibilities for the indoor program in addition to coaching include: recruiting coordinator, scouting opponents, ordering equipment and apparel, and training the middle blockers. Her duties for the sand program include helping with the day-to-day operations and travel plans for the program.
BOISE STATE TENURE (2009-present)
Joining the Bronco coaching staff in August 2009. Murphy has 14 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience, as well as extensive experience in coaching and directing Junior Olympic club teams.
During her first five years with the Broncos Murphy helped turn the program around. Many of the accomplishments include: three-consecutive winning seasons (2010-12), eight all-conference honors (three first team, five second team), one AVCA All-West Region and honorable-mention All-American honoree, one Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team award winner, one conference all-freshman team member and 29 academic all-conference honors.
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE
Began coaching club while playing in college. In addition to coaching two all-Americans as a club coach, her best team finish was fifth place in open division at Junior Olympics. Currently works as the administrator for the Boise Valley Volleyball Club, as well as serving as a coach.
In her first experience as an assistant women's volleyball coach at the NCAA Division I level, Murphy was a part of the coaching staff at Sacramento State for nine seasons (1993-99, 2001-02). There she was able to help her team to three Big Sky Conference titles, three post-season appearances, 15 All-Big Sky honors, two Big Sky MVPs, and 16 Academic All-Big Sky awards.
During her hiatus from Sacramento State, she was a volunteer assistant coach for one season at Stanford University. During the 2000 season, the Cardinal were the NCAA runner-up, PAC-10 Champions and posted a 31-3 record.
Murphy's first collegiate coaching position was at her alma mater University of California-Davis where she was an assistant coach for the men's team from 1991-93.
COLLEGIATE PLAYING CAREER
An outstanding collegiate player, Murphy was a member of the UC Davis team where she was named to the AVCA All-America First Team in 1991 and 1992. At the time of her graduation she held the school records in career kills, career attacks, career hitting percentage and career service aces. In 1998 Murphy was inducted into the UC Davis Hall of Fame.
Murphy earned her B.S. in Human Development from UC Davis in 1993. Murphy has two children, Jackson (14) and Katherine (12).