One of the parody commercials at the 2012 O.S.C.A.R.S. (Outstanding Student-Athletes Celebrating Achievements & Recognition Showcase) - the introduction of IRIS - who sound remarkably similar to head men's soccer coach Bobby Clark.
The Notre Dame football program took time on Wednesday, April 18, to thank several women who have assisted the team throughout the past year.
Missy Conboy, a 29-year veteran of the Notre Dame athletic department staff, serves as Senior Deputy Director of Athletics. She also served as the University's interim director of athletics from June-July 2008 following the departure of Kevin White to Duke University.
As senior deputy director, Conboy oversees the Center of Excellence for Sport Operations and Community Commitment, which includes the Campus Crossroads Project, facility development, management and marketing, event management, game day operations, sport camps, equipment, special events, community engagement and the Monogram Club. She is also the sport administrator for the volleyball program.
Conboy is a liaison both to the Athletic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Board on Athletics, and is the University's primary liaison to the ACC.
During her tenure at Notre Dame, she also has overseen internal operations, business affairs, NCAA compliance, and legal affairs for the athletic department. She was a member of the NCAA's Legislative Review Committee, serving as chair for her final two years, and was a four-year member of the NCAA Interpretations Committee. Presently, she is a member of the NCAA Committee on Infractions. She was a member of the executive board of NACDA from 2009-2013, and now serves on the board of directors for NACWAA and Santa Clara's Institute for Sport Law and Ethics.
Conboy was a six-year member of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Committee and was instrumental in bringing both the 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships and 1998 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships to the Notre Dame campus. She has served as a member of the BIG EAST Academic Honors Committee and the BIG EAST Finance Committee, and also served on both the BIG EAST Volleyball Committee and the BIG EAST Executive Committee. Conboy is the former chair of the BIG EAST Senior Women Administrators' Committee. As a member of the ACC SWA Committee, she assists in the oversight of all competition and championship issues for all conference sports.
Conboy joined the NCAA staff in 1985 as an enforcement representative. In that capacity, she spent two years investigating infraction reports and helped process cases for the NCAA Committee on Infractions. She joined the Notre Dame staff in August 1987.
Born April 19, 1960, and a native of Buffalo, N.Y., Conboy was a four-year member of the Notre Dame women's basketball team from 1978-82, serving as team captain her senior year.
Conboy graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in English in 1982 and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1985.
She was married in July 1991 to William Mountford, a graduate of Notre Dame's MBA program and the U.S. Naval Academy, and the couple has three daughters: Darby (a member of the Notre Dame Women's Tennis team), Delaney and Killian Rose Mountford.