Meet the Staff

Our staff includes recruiting coordinators and talent evaluators in the following sports: Football, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Softball, and Track and Field.

Joe Ryan

Founder

Former college Head Coach with 25 years of coaching experience at Ohio State, Rutgers, Army, Wagner, Seton Hall University and high school level. Has had several top 25 recruiting classes. Named coach of the year five times. Assisted Ohio State to a NCAA 2nd place in 2008. River Dell High School Hall of Fame and the New Jersey Wrestling Coaches Regional II Hall Of Fame recipient.


Brian Martin

Brian Martin CSCS- Strength & Speed Specialist

Brian has been in the sports performance industry for over 23 years. He has trained hundreds of professional and amateur athletes. He specializes in assembling one stop shop programming for athletes. Programs include medical services, sports & position specific training , physical therapy, sports psychology, nutrition, and injury prevention methods. Brian has trained Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens and over 200 pro athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL & Olympic sports. He has a passion for athletes reach their full potential. Brian is proud to partner with Web Star Recruits to help dreams come true.

Mike Murray

Executive Vice President

Baseball Recruiting Expert

Skills: Player Evaluations, Recruiting, Hitting, Catching, Defense, Pitching

Education/College Playing Career: Westfield HS (2006), Wake Forest University (BA, 2010), Columbia University (MS, 2014), Rutgers Law (J.D.-2018)

Professional Experience: San Francisco Giants (2010-2012)

Coaching Experience: Won 2012 Union County Championship and 2013 State-Sectional Championship as Assistant Coach at Westfield HS. East Coast Titans GM and Coach. Has assisted current and former players that attend the following universities: Wake Forest, St. John's, UNF, Monmouth, Immaculata, Miserciordia, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Brown, Penn, Middlebury College, Miami, Pace, Rochester, and many more.

Outside of Web Star: Mike has experience on both the agency and MLB league office side handling special projects and salary-arbitration cases. Mike has been involved with the JR. Select HR Derby at MLB All-Star game weekend the last two All-Star games. Mike helps run the Mike Murray Sr. Memorial Fund in his father's name, assisting local youth athletes use the skills and character traits developed in athletics as a catalyst for personal, educational, and communal development.

Highlights:

2016 Westfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductee
2011 Professional All-Star and 1st team unanimous All-League Selection in the Northwest League
July 2011 Northwest League Player of the month
Four year starter and Captain of Wake Forest
Baseball America All-American
2010 Chris Zusi Award (UCBA)
Two-time Johnny Bench Award Watch list for nation’s top Division I catcher
2009 Eddie Lyons Cape Cod League Coaches Award
2009 Cape Cod League All-Star and All-League 1st team
2007 Valley League and 2008 NECBL League Champion
All-ACC Academic Team
Star Ledger Catcher of the Decade (2000-2010)
2006 High School All-American and Puma pre-season All-American
2006 Union County Player of the Year Star-Ledger
2005-2006 Edward R. Cooper Most Outstanding Player Award (UCBA)
2005 and 2006 1st team All-State at Westfield HS
Three time 1st team All-Area, All-County, and All-Conference selection
Four-year varsity starter at WHS (2003-2006)
WHS All-time leader in 11 categories including hits, HR, RBI, and lowest K%

Antonio Garay

Recruiting Expert

Antonio Garay
Born in Rahway, New Jersey and enjoyed a 10 year NFL career with the Chargers, Bears, Browns and Jets. He was a Pro Bowl alternate defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football and wrestled at Boston College. He was a football and Wrestling All American at placing 4th at the NCAA Championships his sophomore year at Boston College. Antonio spent three seasons with the Chicago Bears and was a member of the 2006 NFC Championship team.
Antonio attended Rahway High School in Rahway, New Jersey, and was a standout offensive and defensive lineman. He was also New Jersey State High School Wrestling Champion and National High School Wrestling Champion in 1998.
Antonio's Father, Antonio, played football at Hofstra and with the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL.

Michael Kelly

Executive Vice President

As a former Division I football player at Fordham University, Michael graduated with a BS in Marketing. He has coached at the high school level, for one of the top public high school programs in New Jersey, with 8 state championships. With over a decade of mortgage and real estate development experience as both an owner and operator, Michael excels at building a network of business based on loyalty and dedication in putting his customers first. He believes in maintaining a strong commitment to consumer relationships as the foundation to building a successful business practice.

Jerry Barry

Executive Vice President of Sales and Recruiting Expert

Jerry Barry is the EVP of Sales with Web Star Recruits. He is a former NCAA Div. 1 collegiate wrestler and student-athlete at Seton Hall University. At SHU he was a four year starter and two year captain. In high school he was a Massachusetts State Champion and an All-American in 1995. He also competed in cross-country and track and field. He obtained a BA in Communications and a MA in Corporate and Public Communications. He was a graduate assistant at SHU as well as an academic adviser. He has over 10 years of successful experience in sales and management.

Jamie Lake

VP Sales and Marketing

Jamie played Division 1 baseball at Columbia University. He has been involved in baseball for over 20 years.

Chris Rodgers

College Recruiting Expert

In college, Chris played 4 years of basketball and 2 years of lacrosse at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. After college, Chris worked for the Philadelphia 76ers and Comcast-Spectacor for several years before getting into coaching. Chris has been working with student-athletes during the college recruiting process for over 6 years.

Mike Whalen

VP Wrestling Recruiting Expert

Four year wrestling starter at Rutgers University. Nationally ranked in college and a New Jersey State Finalist in high school.

Scott Brunner

Football Recruiting Expert

Former NY Giant QB, who also won National Championship at The University of Delaware, current Offensive Coordinator for TEST Football Academy. Brunner, who also played for the Broncos and Cardinals will evaluate QB’s, WR’s and other skills positions. Brunner has trained Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens and Mark Sanchez of the NY Jets.

Dan Garay

Football Recruiting Expert

Four year starter at Hofstra University. Two time All American, All Conference in Football and starter on the nationally ranked wrestling team. Played professionally for the San Jose Saber Cats, New York Dragons, and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Coached football and wrestling at Rahway High School.

Gregory Parker

Wrestling Recruiting Expert

Greg was a four year starter for the Princeton University wrestling team. As a Tiger, Greg became a 2x NCAA Division 1 All-American and an NCAA Division 1 Runner-Up. In high school, Greg was a New York State Champion, and multiple time place winner. He is also a former athlete for the elite New York Athletic Club.

Noelle Mitchell-Botte

Women's Lacrosse Recruiting Expert

Noelle started playing lacrosse at the age of 6. As a collegiate student-athlete, Noelle attended the University of Maryland, College Park. As a Terrapin, her team won 50-straight games without a loss. During Noelle’s competitive career, she helped the Terps win four NCAA Division 1 National Championships (1995-1998), and an ACC Championship in 1997. In 2008, Noelle went on to becoming an assistant women's lacrosse coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Division 2 program in Rockland County NY. She later became the head coach in 2009. In high school, she was an All-American Selection.

Jim Moroney

Soccer Recruiting Expert

As a collegiate student-athlete, Jim attended Hartwick College on a partial academic scholarship. Jim worked his way into the starting lineup as a freshman for a Hartwick team that was nationally ranked in the top 10. After his freshman year he transferred to Penn State. In high school he was an all state selection. Jim has been around soccer his whole life and has a keen eye to identify talent as he's demonstrated over the past 4 years as a recruiting coach.

Kenneth Walker

Basketball Recruiting Expert

Kenneth Walker has played professional basketball for more than 10 years internationally. He started his professional career as a free agent with the NBA, playing for the Miami Heat. Walker traveled the world and played in over 15 countries. During his competitive career, Walker has achieved 5 championship titles. He was 2x EuroBasket Import Player of the Year, and achieved over 4 MVP titles from 2003-2013. At the collegiate level, Walker attended the University of Alabama, and was coached by Mark Gottfried. During his college career, Walker was “SEC Player of the Week” and SEC Academic All-American in 2003. Alabama went to the NCAA Tournament twice where they were “SEC Conference Champions”.

Meghan Bonk

Women's Volleyball Recruiting Expert

As a collegiate student-athlete, Meghan attended the University of Delaware on a full athletic scholarship. After her freshman year, she transferred to Seton Hall University in New Jersey. As a full scholarship student-athlete for Seton Hall, Meghan was also a 3 year All Big East Academic Team selection. In high school, she was a PrepVolleyball All-American, Delaware player of the year, Gatorade player of the year, and PrepVolleyball Senior Ace. Meghan also attended USA High Performance volleyball camps. She has a good eye for what it takes to become a division 1 volleyball player. Currently, Meghan is in her first year of Law School, and still competes in various adult and beach volleyball leagues.

Danny Johnson

Track Recruiting Expert

High School and college All American. Starter at Seton Hall University and Rahway High School.

Kathy Colucci

Kathy Colucci

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Ashley Turnbull

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