Name: Murphy Troy
Position: Opposite
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-8 (202 cm)
Weight: 235 lbs.(99 kg)
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: University High School (St. Louis)
College: USC (Physics, '11)
Olympic Experience
  • Won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games
Other Career Highlights
  • Retired from the sport following the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2015 FIVB World Cup and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games
  • Named 2011 AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Year and MPSF Player of the Year
  • In 2015, finished as the Polish league's leading scorer and helped his team, Lotos Trefl Gdansk place second in the league championship
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  • Helped the U.S. Men win the gold medal at the 2013 NORCECA Championship
  • Was the third-leading scorer for the U.S. Men’s Team that won the 2012 Pan American Cup
  • Played on the team that won silver at the 2011 Pan American Cup
  • Competed for the U.S. at the 2011 World University Games
  • Captain of the Men’s Junior National Team that took bronze at the 2008 NORCECA Championship
  • Captain of the Boys’ Youth National Team that competed at the 2007 FIVB World Championship
  • Member of the Boys’ Youth National Team that took silver at the 2006 NORCECA Championship
  • Has competed for club teams in Italy and Poland
  • Received the 2010-11 Pac-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal for the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership
  • AVCA All-American First Team in 2011 and 2009
  • Started all four years at USC
  • Helped his St. Louis (Mo.) University High team to the 2007 Missouri Class 4 State Volleyball Championship
  • 2007 Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list and St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year
Personal: Born Murphy Edward Troy in 1989 in St. Louis, Mo.... Parents are John Troy and Sally Miller... Married Blair Tarnutzer in October 2016... Has a brother Phineas (1985) and a sister Sadie (1987)... Began playing volleyball in 1999 with Midwest Select Volleyball Club... Favorite book is Catcher in the Rye... Favorite sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals and favorite athlete is Albert Pujols... Hobbies include basketball and football... Most admired person is his mother... Was named a 2009 Marks Scholar

The Quote
"It's been a tough journey and a long one. But, it's something that I kept chipping at over the last four years. And, I've been getting better and I feel like I'm playing really good volleyball right now. Obviously, I'm just super excited to be a part of the team." - Murpy Troy in the Webster-Kirkwood Times

Related Links
Long process pays off for Olympic volleyball player Murphy Troy - St. Louis Review
Glendale's Murphy Troy To Represent U.S. In Olympic Volleyball - Webster-Kirkwood Times
U.S. Men's Update: Murphy Troy Tells All
Volleyball Serving Challenge with the U.S. Men's Team