In five years as head coach, Coach Murray has compiled a record of 61-35-18 and boasts a winning percentage of .614. In addition to two league championships, Murray has helped lead the Warriors to three North Sectional Championships (2 as head coach, 1 as an assistant), including the 15-16 season when he guided a team of only 14 players to the state semi-finals. In 2013-14, he was named Metrowest Daily News Coach of the Year and Merrimack Valley/Dual County League Coach of the Year. That year, in addition to winning the North title, the Warriors won the MVC/DCL league for the first time since 2001. Wayland has now reached the playoffs for seven consecutive years and is considered a legitimate contender year in and year out, despite low numbers and no junior varsity team.
Murray, or “Muzz” as he’s known around the local rinks, has worked for Greg Carter, the European hockey guru, since he was 13 years old. He had risen to the rank of Director by the age of 20 and was running his own camps. Murray still spends his summers directing camps all over New England at Carter’s nationally acclaimed hockey school. He is well-versed in the fundamentals of skating, shooting, and stick-handling.
Rian has a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Assumption College, where he was a four year starter and senior captain of the Greyhounds. As a senior, he and his linemates registered a whopping 5.9pts/g together, forming one of the most offensive trios in all of D2/3. He is also one of the all-time leaders in games played at Assumption with 99. Murray played his high school hockey at Arlington and was named one of Boston Herald’s “Players to Watch” during a senior campaign in which the Spy Ponders finished 4th at the Super 8 tournament, becoming the highest ranked public school team in the state.
Coach Murray works at Curtis Middle School in Sudbury as a special education teacher and lives in Belmont with his wife JoAnna and daughter Maeve. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.