Andrew Gray (Founder & Director of Athletic Data Innovations and High Performance Manager at Wests Tigers Rugby)

Episode 49: Andy McDonald chats to Andrew Gray the High Performance Manager at Wests Tigers Rugby. Andrew’s performance roots were in Physiotherapy and over his career he has worked extensively in the NRL. He has enjoyed previous roles at Cronulla Sharks and St.George Illawarra Dragons. Andrew is also a thought leader on GPS in sport as the creator of Athletic Data Innovations (ADI), a software product which processes tracking data to provide insight into sports performance to clubs and teams, to assist with coaching, scouting and player performance. This episode focuses on staff development, structure and pivots to the changing requirement of tech during Covid and finally Andrew’s journey using GPS. 

In this episode Andy and Andrew discuss:

  • Andrew’s background and origins as a Physio
  • Working in the NRL
  • Carrying skills forward to management
  • Developing your staff
  • Multi-skilled staff 
  • Strategising broader development 
  • Potential Covid effects on staff structure 
  • Athletic Data Innovations GPS 

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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.