Director of Sports Performance
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY
As Director of Sports Performance Coach Murray ensures every Cardinal athlete receives the most comprehensive and targeted performance services in the nation. Since her arrival in 2004 she has worked to create an assessment-based, athlete-centered training model to optimize athlete development and team success. Her program's motto is 'Building Athletes, Preparing Champions' and those are the words her staff lives and breathes each day. In her role at Louisville, Coach Murray serves as the performance coach for the women's basketball and softball teams- both perennial NCAA Tournament teams- and as adjunct faculty member in the graduate program in Exercise Science.
In 17 years in the sports performance industry, Coach Murray has worked collegiately at Cornell, UCONN and Louisville. She has also worked as a consultant with USA Hockey, the NHL's Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks, and the AHL's Hartford Wolfpack.
From 2006-2010, Coach Murray was the strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Women's National and Olympic ice hockey teams. In this role she developed all off-ice education, testing and programming for U18, U22 and National team athletes. In her four years with the National team she shared in 2 World Championship gold medals, and a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.
Coach Murray's research interests center on the performance profiling of elite athletes, and she makes publishing in this area a priority, having recently added 3 papers on performance characteristics of elite female ice hockey players. The founding owner of Athlete Construction (LLC), Coach Murray also makes the education of youth coaches and athletes a priority. A native of Shawville, Quebec (Canada), Teena holds a Master's degree is Exercise Physiology from UNC-Greensboro, and undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and Education from Queen's University. She played collegiate basketball at Laurier. She is a Master Coach with the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches' Association, and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, United States Weightlifting, Functional Movement Systems (FMS-1) and Precision Nutrition (PN-1). In 2012, Teena was the recipient of the Guiding Woman in Sport Award from the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS).
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