BOISE STATE TENURE (2009-present)
Candy Murphy enters her fifth season as an assistant coach with the Bronco volleyball program. Murphy's responsibilities for the program in addition to coaching include: recruiting coordinator, assists with scouting, ordering equipment and apparel, and training the outside hitters.
Murphy joined the Bronco coaching staff in August 2009 after serving as a volunteer assistant coach during the spring 2009 semester. Murphy now has 13 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience, as well as extensive experience in coaching and directing Junior Olympic club teams in the Boise area.
During her first four years with the Broncos Murphy has helped turn the program around, many of the accomplishments to date 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 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team award winner, one conference all-freshman team member and 24 academic all-conference honors.
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE
In 2007 and 2008, Murphy was the Boise River Volleyball Club director where she managed and directed 15 coaches as well as 10 to 13 teams. There she oversaw training; organized camps, tryouts and practices; as well as managed the budget.
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 California State University - Sacramento for nine seasons (1993-99, 2001-02). There she was able to help her team to three Big Sky Conference titles and three post-season appearances.
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 held a 31-3 record.
Murphy earned her first collegiate coaching position 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 First Team All-America 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 inductee 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 and Katherine.