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John Murray enters his sixth season as Head Boys Tennis Coach at Franklin Road Academy. Murray was a four-year member of the men’s tennis team at The University of Virginia, served as the team captain his junior and senior seasons, and qualified for the NCAA championships his senior season. After graduating with a psychology degree, he played professional tennis for two years. He then returned to UVA to earn a Master’s Degree in sport sciences. During this two-year period, he also served as the Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach. After earning his degree, he became Head Men’s Tennis coach at UVA and guided the team to a record of 65-26 over the next four years.
After six years coaching at UVA, Murray transitioned into the independent school setting and over the past 20 years he has been a teacher, department chair, division head, and head of school, before arriving to FRA 8 years ago and moving into the role of Dean of Academic Affairs. During that 20-year period, he also earned his M.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Auburn University. Murray has been involved in coaching high school tennis throughout his independent school career with his teams in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Alabama earning five state titles. He is looking forward to another fun and rewarding season on the FRA courts.