Shannon Murray | Assistant Coach

Murray will begin his seventh season with the Timbers after joining the coaching staff in 2018. Murray helped the team earn two MLS Cup appearances (2018, 2021), winning the MLS Western Conference Championship in both of those seasons. During his first six seasons, the team made four playoff appearances (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) and won the MLS is Back Tournament. 

Murray, who holds a USSF “A” license, is entering his seventh season with the club and has been with the Timbers’ first team coaching staff since 2018. First as a video/data analyst, he transitioned into an assistant coach role in his four years with the group. Prior to that, Murray served as an assistant coach with T2 for two seasons after joining the club on March 9, 2016. 

Before his time in Portland, Murray spent two seasons as an academy coach with Seattle Sounders FC. Additionally, Murray has been a member of U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Education staff since 2011. A graduate of the University of Washington, Murray previously served as the technical director for Evergreen Soccer Club and the director of coaching education for Washington Youth Soccer. Prior to beginning his career in coaching and education, Murray played six professional seasons in the A-League and Continental Indoor Soccer League.