After graduating from Furman in 1984, Scott Murr spent 8 years in the fitness industry working as a YMCA Fitness Director, Corporate Fitness Specialist, and Exercise Testing Director/Consultant.
Scott’s interest in endurance exercise led him to graduate school in 1992.
After completing his Master’s degree at Slippery Rock University, Scott continued his graduate studies at the University of Georgia, where he completed his Ed.D. in Exercise Science in 1997.
Prior to returning to Furman in 1998, Scott was an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sport Studies at Anderson College.
Scott has taught Lifetime Wellness, Facility and Event Management, Computer Application in Exercise/Health Science, Legal Aspects in Physical Education and Sport, Sport Marketing, and Exercise Physiology.
Currently, Scott is the Director of the Furman Fitness Center and Aquatics and teaches Wellness Concepts (HSC 101) in the Department of Health Sciences. Scott Murr, a native of Thomasville, N.C. and his wife Leslie Fraser, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, reside in Greenville. Leslie is also a 1984 FU grad and is a Systems Analyst with Fluor. They enjoy spending time with their children, Cameron who is 12 and a 7th grader in the Charles Townes Center at the Sterling School and Kirstin who is a 4th grader at the Sterling School.
Scott Murr is a 25 year veteran in the sport of triathlon and has been running marathons even longer. Scott did his first marathon in 1982, his first triathlon in 1984 and his first ironman distance race in 1988. From marathons to cycling centuries to triathlons, Scott has competed in over 300 endurance events. Having competed in Ironman Europe, Ironman Canada, Ironman USA, and the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona Hawaii, Scott is a 12 time Ironman Triathlon finisher. Scott currently serves as the advisor to the Furman Triathlon Club. Scott is a contributing writer to GO magazine, the local fitness magazine. Scott is the Training Performance Director of the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST).
Areas of interest / expertise:
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- Performing in extreme environments
- Physiological assessments of human fitness and high-performance athletes
- Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance
- Training and conditioning all levels, especially new runners and triathletes