Lobo Club Donor of the Game- Bryan and Lori Murphy
Lobo Club Donor of the Game – Bryan and Lori Murphy, parents of redshirt-junior Brad Murphy.
The Lobo Club would like to honor Bryan and Lori Murphy as our Lobo Club donors of the game. Bryan was stationed on USS Mount Hood at Naval Air Station Alameda and met Lori just prior to heading out on a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf in 1986.
How did you first get involved with the Lobo Club?
“Our son Brad got the opportunity to play football for the Lobos in 2018. We heard about the First Team Program and wanted to give back and support Lobo Football. Brad is currently an offensive lineman for the Lobos.”
Tells us about yourself and your family.
“Lori and I are from the Northern California area. I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and Lori is a Fresno State grad. We have four children: Terence (U.S. Military Academy, Class of 2013), Brianna (San Jose State, Class of 2107), Blair (US Naval Academy, Class of 2020) and Brad (UNM, Class of 2021). As a military family, we moved many times during my career. One of the highlights of my naval career was serving as commanding officer of the Navy Missile Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range from 2000 to 2002. Lori taught school at the Holloman Air Base Elementary School during our time at White Sands. I retired from the Navy in 2005 and moved back to Morgan Hill, Calif. and started a second career as a program manager with a defense company.”
What do you love about New Mexico?
“As a military family, we had the opportunity to live in California, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Maryland. Our family really enjoyed living at White Sands Missile Range. We traveled all over the state, visiting Santa Fe, Ruidoso, Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Mesilla Valley and boating at Elephant Butte Lake. It was a lot of fun visiting all the sites in New Mexico, seeing the culture and enjoying the great food. While our family was living at White Sands we had the opportunity to go to a few Lobo football games.”
Why do you choose to support the Lobo Club?
“We believe it is important to support the Lobo football program through the First Team Program and the Lobo Club. The program provides so much to players both on and off the field. The academic support staff does an excellent job supporting the student-athletes.”
What motivates you to give to the Lobo Club?
“There is a lot of excitement around Lobo Football. Despite the difficult environment surrounding the pandemic right now, the team is working really hard to compete. It was great to see the Lobos back on the field last week.”
What makes UNM athletics so special to you?
“We really enjoy coming out to the Lobo Football games. University Stadium is an awesome place to watch college football with lots of spirit and great fans. Go Lobos!”