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Meet the Team
As a professional Sports Performance Training organization we commit to providing our aspiring and accomplished athletes the most experienced trainers and coaches, who have all played and trained at the highest collegiate and professional levels.
We find the experience and knowledge our trainers offer — learned while achieving their own athletic accomplishments — directly impacts our ECC athletes and gives them something extra to aspire to.
Outstanding athletes don’t always make the best coaches and trainers. This is a critical consideration in selecting our ECC team. It takes a special commitment, experience and dedication to developing others. We are pleased to introduce our team.
|Bryan Healy, President and Founder of East Coast Conditioning Sports Performance Training
Bryan’s success in founding and growing East Coast Conditioning was rewarded by being named National Fitness Director for Entrepreneurs Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Fitness Franchise” and has been featured by ESPN, Fox, ABC, MSNBC, and the New York Times. Bryan’s passion for the sports industry and performance training stems from his decorated soccer playing career. Bryan starred at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark before accepting a D1 soccer scholarship to University of Delaware. Bryan helped fill the competitive void left after soccer by becoming a certified Strength Coach and Trainer. His vision of East Coast Conditioning was to combine his sport-specific love with an athletic training component on the strength and conditioning focus.
|Mike Murray Sr., Partner and Managing Director
Mike Sr. serves as the Managing Director of ECC and brings over 20 years of coaching little league baseball, softball, and basketball. Mike played professionally for the Chicago White Sox after a standout playing career at Union Catholic HS and Kean University. Mike is a member of the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame and has been a longtime advocate of the Union County Baseball Association which supervises baseball leagues for the county youth. Mike has run many coaching clinics for several local little leagues. Having three children that have played baseball and softball at the Division I level and professionally, he has a wealth of knowledge on the recruiting process that is a great benefit to our high school athletes.
|Kathy Hrycyna Shoemaker, Director of Softball Operations
Prior to serving as the ECC Director of Softball Operations, Kathy occupied that position with the Jennie Finch Softball Academy at Diamond Nation. Kathy has more than 14 years of Elite Group Instruction that includes Elite Fastpitch, Nike Softball, George Mason University, Towson University, and the College of New Jersey. In addition to group instruction, Kathy has 11 years of Elite Travel Coaching and college recruiting experience including stints with the Jersey Devils and Jersey Inferno. Kathy entered coaching after a standout playing career that included being named a two-time All-State selection in high school and earned her a softball scholarship to George Mason University.
|Mike Murray Jr., General Manager
In addition to serving as a baseball instructor and Titans team coach, Mike serves as the General Manager at ECC. Mike coordinates the East Coast Titans baseball teams and served as a volunteer assistant coach at Westfield High School last spring. Mike recently retired from baseball after a successful professional career with the San Francisco Giants. Mike was named Northwest Player of the month in July 2011 after hitting .394 in the month. Mike was also a unanimous All-League and All-Star selection for the Giants Class A Affiliate, finishing in the Top 3 in the league in Batting Average, RBI, and Hits. Mike was a four-year starter, catcher, and Captain of the Wake Forest Baseball team, being named twice to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List for the nation’s top catcher in Division 1. Mike won summer league Championships with the Waynesboro Generals in the Valley Baseball League and the Sanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Mike was an All-League and All-Star game Starter in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for the Chatham A’s, hitting .347 in his summer on the Cape. Mike was a four-year Varsity starter at Westfield High School, a 2006 HS All-American selection, 2005 and 2006 1st-team All-State selection, 2006 Union County Player of the year, and Three time 1st-team All-Area, All-County, and All-Conference Selection. Mike is a two-time recipient of the Edward Cooper award given annually to the County’s top player, sharing the award each year with fellow ECC instructor Nick Nolan. Mike is WHS All-Time leader in hits, HR, RBI, Runs, 2B, batting average, and lowest strike out percentage. Mike is currently studying for his Master’s Degree in Sports Management at Columbia University.
|Andrew Silber, Director of Strength and Conditioning, USAW
Andrew is an integral member of the sports performance experience of our athletes. Andrew is a USAW certified weightlifting coach. Andrew also is certified as a CrossFit Level I coach and a CrossFit Kids coach. Andrew has an extensive background in wrestling, martial arts, and boxing. Andrew competed in wrestling for American University and was in the top 20 for Division I wrestling at 197 lbs. In addition to his success on the mat, Andrew was named an Academic All-American at American. Andrew was the 201 lb. Golden Gloves champion in 2010 and earned 2nd in the worlds IBJJF- jiu-jitsu competition in 2011. Now on site at the Edison strength and conditioning facility, Andrew oversees and facilitates all strength and conditioning programs.
|Chris Carrano, Head Coach East Coast Titans and Baseball Instructor
Chris serves as head coach for EC Titans baseball teams as well as a hitting and infield instructor. Chris is the East Coast Titans Infield Roving Coordinator. Chris received a Rawlings Gold Glove as an Infielder at Kean University and is an outstanding infield instructor. Chris also currently serves as the JV coach at St. Joseph’s HS in Metuchen. Prior to his coaching and instructing career, Chris had a standout-playing career at Kean University. During Chris’ playing career at Kean, the program reached unprecedented success. Chris helped guide his Kean team to a NCAA National Championship in 2007 and 3 NJAC conference championships. Chris spent his college summers playing in the local ABCCL summer league. Chris is a hands on instructor who forces his players to match his intensity during every workout. When Chris is not coaching baseball, he is an aspiring High School teacher.
|Dave Kaplow, Head Coach East Coast Titans and Baseball Instructor
Dave serves as a head coach for EC Titans baseball teams. Dave also serves as the head coach for the Kenilworth middle school team. Dave entered the baseball coaching and training realm after a successful playing career at Drew University. Dave made a memorable exit from college baseball, hitting a home run on Senior Day in his final collegiate at-bat. Prior to his career at Drew, Dave was a starter at Westfield High School and helped lead his team to a Union County Tournament Championship in 2006. Dave is currently a teacher in the Kenilworth school system and is studying for a Master’s Degree in Education from St. Peter’s College.
|Armando Sanchez, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Armando comes to ECC with an extensive background in strength and conditioning. Armando is a former Director of the Parisi Speed Schools and served as a Speed and Strength Coach. Armando was the first Speed and Strength Coach for the Sky Blue Soccer Club in the Women’s Professional Soccer League. He is a founding Partner and Director of Athlete Performance for EM Speed and Power Training. Armando specializes in creating Speed and Strength Programs that are based around increasing overall athletic performance on the field using techniques learned from the best trainers in the sports performance industry.
|Mandy Schenck, Senior Pitching/Hitting Instructor
Mandy is ECC’s go to instructor for Fast pitch pitching instruction. Mandy was an All-American and All-Region selection at the College of New Jersey. Mandy is a Fast Pitch Specialist. In addition to pitching, Mandy is also a softball hitting instructor for the company.
|Kevin Loalbo, Head Coach ECC Baseball and Strength and Conditioning
Kevin’s diverse athletic background and experiences make him a valuable asset to the ECC Staff. Kevin studied kinesiology at Montclair State University and assists in many of the East Coast Conditioning Strength and Conditioning Programs. Kevin was a graduate of Arthur L. Johnson HS in Clark, where he was a three-sport star and Captain in soccer, basketball, and baseball. Kevin was named Johnson’s outstanding Male athlete as a Senior. Kevin was a standout CF and LHP and serves as an OF instructor for the East Coast Titans. When he isn’t coaching on the diamond, Kevin is an assistant to ECC Basketball Director and Linden High School HC Phil Colicchio, assisting with Basketball Operations. Kevin possesses an outstanding ability to relate to our young athletes as they juggle the responsibilities of competing in multiple sports and budgeting time.
|Heather Rourk, Strength and Conditioning
Heather assists in all strength and conditioning programs at ECC. Heather has taken on an expanded role in the growing speed and agility programs offered at East Coast Conditioning. Heather graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Indianapolis, where she received a basketball scholarship to attend. Heather was named a Pre-Season All-American in 2008.From 2006-2008, Heather was twice given the National Strength and Conditioning All-American award. Heather continued to excel off of the court, qualifying for the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championships in Track in the Javelin.
|Nick Nolan, Head Coach East Coast Titans and Baseball Instructor,
Nick Nolan serves as a head coach for East Coast Titan baseball teams and is also a Pitching/Outfield/Hitting instructor for the company. Nick comes to East Coast Conditioning with an extensive and decorated baseball resume. Nick graduated from Kean University after one of the most successful baseball careers in the programs history. Nick led the Kean baseball team to a 2007 National Championship and three New Jersey Athletic Conference Titles. Nick was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a Junior, hitting .326 with a conference-leading 58 RBI. Nick was a perfect 20-20 in Stolen Bases that season and had an OBP over .400. Prior to his career at Kean, Nick played his scholastic ball at Roselle Catholic. Nick is without question the best player to walk the halls at the Roselle school. Nick was 2005 Union County Player of Year and County Champion, Two-Time All-State selection, Four Time All-County Selection, and pitched Roselle Catholic to three consecutive Union County Championship Games and a Parochial A State Final against perennial power Seton Hall Prep. Nick was a Two-Time Recipient of the Edward R. Cooper Award Given to Union County’s Top Baseball Player, sharing the award on each occasion with fellow ECC instructor and coach Mike Murray. Nick is Roselle Catholic’s All-Time leader in Wins, Strikeouts, ERA, Hits, HR, 2B, and several other categories.
|Phil Colicchio, Director of Basketball Training