21 Mar Teena Murray
Director of Sports Performance
University of Louisville
Teena Murray is in her 14th year as Director of Sports Performance at the University of Louisville. At Louisville Teena and her team have built a holistic program committed to preparing champions for sport and life.
In her current role, Teena oversees performance and sport science services for 21 of the Cardinals 23 teams, and works directly with the women’s basketball program. She also oversees a global mentorship program affiliated with Australian Catholic University, the Leicester Tigers and a variety of North American academic partners. Teena is an adjunct lecturer in the College of Health and Sport Science at Louisville, holds an associate appointment in the Department of Bioengineering, and leads a R&D Task Force.
Teena brings over 22 years of experience as an educator, researcher, mentor and practitioner. Collegiately, she has worked previously at the University of Connecticut and Cornell University. Beyond the college ranks she has worked with several NHL teams, the International Ice Hockey Federation, and from 2006-2010 was the Director of Performance for USA Hockey’s Women’s National & Olympic Teams
Teena holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology & Sports Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and undergraduate degrees in Education and Kinesiology from Queen’s University and Laurier University (both in Canada). She holds a list of industry certifications, and is currently completing an Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University (Kellogg).
Teena believes in contributing to the field as a researcher, and has published extensively, including 10 peer-reviewed publications. Her research centers on risk and performance profiling of elite athletes.
Teena is a native of Shawville, Quebec (Canada). She played college basketball at Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Teena has two daughters ages 11 (MacKay) and 6 (Hadley).