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 27-year veteran of the Notre Dame athletic department staff, was promoted to senior deputy director of athletics in August 2009 after serving as deputy athletics director since 2004. Conboy previously was appointed senior associate athletics director in August 2002 following 11 years as associate athletic director and five years as assistant athletic director. 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 Operational Innovation and Community Commitment, which includes the Central Campus Development Plan, facility development, management and marketing, event management game day operations, RecSports, sport camps, equipment, training table operations, special events and Monogram Club. She is also the sport administrator for the volleyball program.
A 1982 graduate of the University, she is the liaison both to the Athletic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Board on Athletics.
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. Conboy also served as a four-year member of the NCAA Interpretations Committee, and presently is a member of the NCAA Committee on Infractions. She was also a member of the executive board of NACDA from 2009-2013.
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 currently served on both the BIG EAST Volleyball Committee and the BIG EAST Executive Committee. Conboy also is the former chair of the BIG EAST Senior Women Administrators' Committee. As a new member of the ACC SWA Committee, she will assist 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 and received 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.