Murphy Grant, who has been a Division I athletic trainer for 10 years, is entering into his seventh year as head football athletic trainer and his fifth as Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas. Grant came to KU after five years as the athletic trainer for the men's basketball program at Oklahoma State. He also served as the Cowboys' strength and conditioning coach for two seasons.
Grant attended Quincy (Ill.) University, where he was a member of the football team from 1992-96. He graduated with a degree in athletic training in 1997. Murphy then went to on Illinois State, where he served as a graduate assistant in the athletic training department while receiving his master's degree in exercise science in 1999. The following summer, he spent one season working with the Boston Red Sox rookie league team. Prior to arriving at OSU, Murphy served two years as head athletic trainer at Missouri Valley College.
In his career, Murphy has been involved in exciting postseason success. While at OSU the Cowboys' basketball team advanced to the Final Four, as well as a Sweet 16 appeearance. He has been a part of two bowl games with Kansas football (2008 Orange, 2008 Fiesta).
Grant is married to the former Amy Dana, who is also a certified athletic trainer. The couple has two sons, Jackson and Gavin. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Grant enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.