Candy Murphy
Candy  Murphy

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
UC Davis, 1993


Broncos Sweep San Diego State

Boise State completes MW opening sweep with wins over Fresno State Thursday and SDSU today.


Volleyball Staff Featured in Volleyball Magazine

Garus, Murphy and athletics director Mark Coyle are subject of article called


Volleyball at Pacific in NIVC

Photo gallery from the match at Pacific during the first round of the NIVC on Nov. 28, 2017


Women's Volleyball - Air Force | Nov. 22

Women's Volleyball - Air Force | Nov. 22


Volleyball Vs. Nevada

Boise State volleyball versus Nevada on Oct. 9, 2014.


Volleyball vs. Sacramento State

Boise State volleyball photo gallery for Sacramento State match on Sept. 14, 2013.

BOISE STATE TENURE (2009-present)

Candy Murphy enters her ninth season as an assistant coach with the Bronco indoor volleyball program and her fifth 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.

Murphy, who joined the Bronco program in August of 2009, has 17 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 culminating in the program's first conference title in 30 years when Boise State won the 2016 Mountain West Championship going 26-7 overall and 16-2 in league play. The 2016 team advanced to the program’s first-ever NCAA tournament appearance where they reached the second round with a 3-0 victory over 20th-ranked Western Kentucky before falling at eventual national champion and ninth-ranked Stanford.

The program has accomplished a lot with Murphy's assistance: six winning seasons in the last seven years and three with 20-plus wins, 20 all-conference honors and one honorable mention, the program's first-ever conference player of the year when Sierra Nobley won 2016 MW honor, one MW Freshman of the Year, one MW Newcomer of the Year, four AVCA All-Pacific North Region, two honorable-mention AVCA All-Pacific North Region, five honorable-mention All-American honors, three CoSIDA Academic All-District Team award winners, one conference all-freshman team member and 48 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 bachelor's degree in Human Development from UC Davis in 1993. Murphy has two children, Jackson (17) and Katherine (15).

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