Missy Conboy, a 30-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, new construction, facility development and renewal, 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 Atlantic Coast Conference.
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 Women Leaders in College Athletics and the 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.
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 1983 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, and a 1991 graduate of Notre Dame’s MBA school. The couple has three daughters: Darby (a 2016 Notre Dame graduate and tennis monogram winner), Delaney (a junior at Miami of Ohio) and Killian Rose (a member of the Notre Dame class of 2021).