JOHN K. MURRY | MA, CSCS, USAW, CMT
Born and raised in San Francisco, CA. John Murray began his career in 1986 when he directed a sports fitness program for Cannon Kip Community Center. Located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, the program’s focus was on working with under privileged, at-risk youth. Also during this early time, Murray consulted for a number of high school athletic programs in San Francisco providing strength and conditioning development instruction.
MURRAY’S COACHING EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Founding member and contributor to Pro Hoop Strength, a web site based information resource comprised of current & former N.B.A. Strength & Conditioning Coaches, 2011-2015
Coaching consultant to Basic Athletic Measurement (BAM), the premier athletic testing company that provides the pre-draft testing for all of the N.B.A.’s draft combines, 2012 to present.
Member of Strength Coach staff for the N.B.A.’s Portsmouth Invitational Pre-Draft Camp, conducting athletic testing and injury risk screenings, 2013 to present.
Consultant to Dominican University’s Basketball Program and the Prolific Prep Academy
Seven seasons as the Golden State Warriors Director of Strength and Conditioning, 2004-2011.
Served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Stanford University men’s and women`s basketball from 2001 – 2004.
Current Athletic Development consultant to Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, Team Esface and Bay City Basketball Programs.
Adviser to Difference Makers and Epic Seven Football Programs.
Kaatsu Master Level Rehabilitation and Performance Instructor, 2015 to present.
Produced and was featured with Monta Ellis in an exercise instruction program for Gymga, 2011.
Consultant for the Latvian National Team during the 2008 and 2009 summer training camps.
Member of the Coaching staff for the Pete Newell Big Man’s Camp in Las Vegas and Hawaii from 2005-2009 and the Adonal Foyle Carribean Basketball Academy, 2006- 2008.
Consultant to the Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks (2010), the Japanese Basketball League’s Bosch Blue Winds (1998-2000) and Japan Energy Griffins (1995-98).
Physical Therapy: Exercise & Massage Therapist
Roger Craig’s Sport Tech/Physiotherapy Associates, Fremont. Ca.1994-1996
Riekes Center Physical Therapy, Menlo Park, Ca. 1997-2004
Arthur J. Ting, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, 2013-2015
In addition, Murray has served as a personal strength & conditioning coach for numerous professional athletes, including NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, ATP and NHL players. Along with this experience, Murray coached with the Canadian Football League’s Sacramento Gold Miners and Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes.
From 2004-2008 Murray served as a fitness consultant to Cal-Hi Sports, making regular appearances on the weekly high school sports television program. Additionally, in 2005-06, he served as the strength and conditioning consultant to Wheaties brand cereal’s “Get Fit” campaign.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology, Murray received his M.A. in Clinical Sports Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, where he was named the 2008 Alumnus of the Year. Murray is a N.S.C.A. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a United States Weightlifting Federation Certified Club Coach. A martial arts practitioner for the past 33 years, he also has been a certified drug and alcohol counselor and a certified massage therapist.
MEET THE TEAM
RYAN C. MUNOZ | MS, CSCS
Head Coach, Director of Operations
Born and raised in Stockton, CA. He then attended Fresno State University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy option. During his time as an undergraduate Ryan worked in both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy centers as a therapy aide. Following graduation, Ryan decided rehabilitation was not for him and pursued a career in strength and conditioning.
Ryan worked in personal training for 2 years in Fresno, CA, before deciding to pursue a graduate degree in Kinesiology at San Francisco State. During his time training in Fresno, he worked with a variety of populations from older adults to young athletes. Upon starting his graduated program at San Francisco State in 2012, Ryan earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
While completing his graduate studies, Ryan continued to work as a Strength Coach. He worked with Terra Nova High School’s football program for 2 seasons, one of which resulted in a CCS Title for the Tigers. He has also worked independently with young athletes from all sports in the San Francisco Area. In 2013 Ryan began a career in Corporate Fitness, leading group fitness and designing training programs for LinknedIN and Salesforce.
In the Fall of 2015, Ryan completed his Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Ryan’s thesis research while at SFSU examined the effects of Cordyceps Sinesis supplementation on Strength and Endurance Performance.
In Spring 2016 Ryan began working with Murray Athletic Development as a Strength Coach.
ERIC C. BRINGAS | MS, PES
Head Coach, Director of Sports Science & Technology
Originally from San Francisco, CA and graduated from San Jose State University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. While at San Jose State Eric was involved in many academic projects that focused on Sports Psychology, Motor Learning, and Biomechanics. In conjunction with his academic endeavors, he was a speed and development intern at the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement. He also hosted a USA Weightlifting certification program and is a certified USA Weightlifting Coach.
Eric’s career in Strength & Conditioning began in 2010 at the Riekes Center, after completion of his internship, and still in college Eric transitioned to a Strength & Conditioning Coach. At the Riekes Center, Eric coached a great variety of athletes at all levels of competition ranging from youth, high school, college, professional, and Paralympic ranks.
In 2013, Eric began his tenure as a Head Athletic Performance Coach and facility manager with Revolution Athletic Performance and Sports Health Science in Alameda, CA. At Revolution Sports Eric coached Collegiate, NBA, and NFL athletes, he also lead many team-training programs for numerous high school football and volleyball teams. As part of his leadership with the high school programs, Eric and his staff provided professional style combines with conjunction with BAM (Basic Athletic Measurement) that provided athletic performance assessments and health screenings.
In 2014, Eric served as the technology liaison and assistant coach on behalf of Revolution Sports and BAM at two NBA pre draft camps; the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and NBA pre-draft invitational combine hosted by the Los Angeles Clippers. Also, in 2014 Eric was a member of BAM’s coaching staff for the Adidas Nations Global 2014 Basketball Experience.
In the fall of 2014, Eric joined the coaching staff of Team Esface Basketball, a SF Bay Area Basketball academy. Eric’s coaching responsibilities are with Team Esface Strength a new start up venture based in Palo Alto, CA. With Team Esface Strength, Eric has lead off season strength programs for Dominican University Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team and served as an assistant coach for a pre-season combine for Prolific Prep Basketball Academy in Napa, CA. At Team Esface Strength Eric serves as Head Coach, and along with his coaching responsibility is the Coordinator for Technology, Internship Program, and Social Media.
In spring of 2015, Eric joined the staff of Dr. Ting Sports Rehabilitation, as an exercise physiology specialist.
In the fall of 2015, Eric also has joined the coaching staff of Murray Athletic Development as a head coach with sport technology responsibilities.
In the summer of 2018, Eric completed his Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Eric’s capstone research while at Concordia University of Chicago examined the effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Strength Performance and Recovery.