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John F Murray (1961-Present) grew up in South Florida, studied psychology at Loyola University New Orleans, and coached tennis on four continents for most of the 1980s. Convinced about the value of the mental game but dismayed by the paucity of resources, he returned to America in 1991 to become a clinical and sports psychologist, earning two masters degrees and a PhD at the University of Florida, completing a sports psychology internship and post-doc, and becoming a rare and truly legitimate sports psychologist and clinical psychologist licensed in Florida. Dr. Murray contributes to media to inspire about the value of psychology in sports, business and life. He has worked to enhance performance with pro athletes and teams in most sports including trips to the Beijing Olympics, Australian Open tennis championships, UFC 100 in Las Vegas, and annual workshops since 2001 before the Wimbledon Championships in London. His clients come from all walks of life and include individuals in high demand situations in sports and business such as CEOs, sales associates, NFL quarterbacks, NHL hockey players, PGA Tour golfers, ATP Tour tennis players, college athletes, and those just seeking help with clinical issues. His first book, "Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game" (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 1999) teaches mental skills and is still on shelves worldwide, and his second major book "The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History" (World Audience, 2011) demonstrates how surprisingly important mental performance and training are to success. Murray's office is in Palm Beach, Florida and his website is at www.johnfmurray.com.