The ECHL announced Thursday that Tim Murray of the Cincinnati Cyclones is the 2021-22 recipient of the ECHL Athletic Trainer of the Year award, presented by Warrior Hockey.
The winner is determined by a vote of the sports coaches of the league.
Originally from Edgewood, Kentucky, Murray has been a certified athletic trainer for 13 years and was the Cyclones’ athletic coach for two seasons. Prior to joining the Cyclones, he was an athletic coach for the Murray State University baseball team, Paris High School (Kentucky), Campbell County High School and the Florence Freedom baseball team. Murray received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky University and completed his master’s program at Murray State University in human development and leadership.
ECHL Sports Coach of the Year
2021-22 Tim Murray, Cincinnati Cyclones
ECHL Sports Coaches 2020-21
2019-20 George Bullock, Indy Fuel
2018-19 Nick Potter, Kansas City Mavericks
2017-18 Matt Aiello, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
2016-17 Cole Libby, Utah Grizzlies
2015-16 Scott McLay, Alaska Ace
2014-15 Brad Fredrick, Toledo Walleye
2013-14 Steve Ruhmel, Florida Everblades
2012-13 Bob Case, Cincinnati Cyclones
2011-12 Mike Schroeder, Chicago Express
2010-11 Kevin Anderson, Stockton Thunder
2009-10 Bobby Walls, Ontario Reign
2008-09 Bryan Rodgers, Dayton Bombers
2007-08 Brian Grogesky, Reading Royals
Launched in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 27 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces entering its 34th season in 2021-22. There have been 726 players who have played in the National Hockey League after beginning their careers in the ECHL, including 28 who made their NHL debut in the 2021-22 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 27 of the NHL’s 32 teams in 2021-22, marking the 25th consecutive season the league has affiliations with at least 20 NHL teams. Further information on ECHL is available on its website ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
About Warrior Hockey
Based in Warren, Michigan, Warrior Sports is recognized as a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former lacrosse champion David Morrow, Warrior was acquired by privately held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004.