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Coaching Staff

Nelson Terroba is the head coach and General Manager of Basketball Operations. As part of his role, he has final say on personnel decisions for the rosters, he manages the salary cap and also is in charge of all basketball staff and operations. Terroba’s most recent coaching stop is the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA G League. He was an assistant there under Coach Bill Peterson. The team was part of the Orlando Magic organization. It was his second stint in the D League, also having coached with the Bakersfield Jam, under Coach Will Voigt, “I have to give credit to Coach Voigt for granting me my first coaching opportunity in the pros. I learned a lot about alignment, strategy and teaching the pro game from Coach Voigt. At Erie, Coach Peterson granted me the role of offensive coordinator, which was great for my development as a coach. And his focus on player development throughout the season is something I will take with me as well,” Terroba said. “Being able to attend and take part in Orlando Magic Training Camp was also a great experience.” Terroba is a graduate of The University of Texas. Beyond coaching basketball, he is a huge fan of Texas Longhorns Football, and you can expect him to be on the lookout for other Texas Exes in Saint John for football viewing parties. After graduating from Texas, has was a Special Assistant under Coach Rick Barnes, and directed the Longhorn summer basketball camp, oversaw video exchange, scouted opponents…

The Saint John Riptide have hired Tarale Murry as their full time lead assistant coach for the 2018-19 season. “Tarale is a tremendous addition to our staff. He has played a key leadership role at both the University of Texas and Texas A&M University and he, quite simply, makes any organization he is a part of better,” head coach Nelson Terroba said. “Tarale will be great with player development, scouting, and he will be a great mentor and advocate for all of our players.” Most recently, Murry served as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M University. He led student-athletes through individualized workout sessions outside of practice and games and worked behind the scenes as a liaison between players and coaching staff while helping with camp and other administrative roles. “I worked with players in all positions, serving different roles, who possessed unique learning styles, motivation, and work ethic habits. I learned more about the professional game and the skills/drill progressions that are most effective for developing excellence in fundamental aspects of the game,” Murry said about his time at Texas A&M. Before that, Murry was a walk-on at the University of Texas. While there, he played an integral role behind the scenes as the ultimate connector and teammate.