- Women's Basketball
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY
- M.S.- Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1996
- B.Ed.- Senior Education, Queen's University, 1994
- B.A.- Kinesiology, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1993
- Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCCa), 2010
- Functional Movement Screen Certification (FMS), 2009
- United States Weightlifting- Level I (USAW), 1998
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), 1997
2004-Present - University of Louisville- Director of Sports Performance
2009-Present - University of Louisville- Adjunct Faculty, Exercise Science
2006-2010 - USA Hockey, Women's National Team- Director of Strength & Conditioning
2000-2004 - University of Connecticut- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
2003-2004 - Anaheim Ducks (NHL)- Strength & Conditioning Consultant
2001-2003 - Hartford Wolfpack (AHL)- Strength & Conditioning Coach
1999-2000 - Florida Panthers (NHL)- Strength & Conditioning Consultant
1997-2000 - Cornell University- Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning
1994-1996 - University of North Carolina-Greensboro- Graduate Assistant Softball Coach
- Performance Profiling of Elite Athletes
- Performance Nutrition/Supplementation
Director of Sports Performance
'Educating, motivating and inspiring athletes to achieve their highest potential is the greatest job I
know of. At Louisville we are passionate about preparing champions!'
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).