Candy Murphy
Candy  Murphy

Director of Operations

Alma Mater:
UC Davis, 1993


Broncos Open Beach Season in Oregon

Broncos will face Portland, Oregon and Stanford at the Oregon Beach Volleyball Tournament in Portland.


Boise State to Host First Home Matches in History

The Broncos welcome Oregon and No. 10 Arizona on Friday.


Boise State Heads to Sacramento for Week Two

The Broncos will play six matches at Sacramento State over three days.


Sand Volleyball Opens Season in Arizona

The Broncos will play five matches over Spring Break to open second season.


Sand Volleyball Begins Inaugural Season

Broncos head to Sacramento State Invitational for five matches.

The 2016-17 academic year marks Candy Murphy's eighth season as an assistant coach with the Bronco indoor volleyball program and her fourth as the director of operations for the beach 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 beach 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 16 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience, as well as extensive experience in coaching and directing Junior Olympic club teams.

During her first eight years with the Broncos Murphy has 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.


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.


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 (16) and Katherine (14).

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