Conor Murphy was born and raised in Washington State, where he spent 10 years in Spokane, before moving to Gig Harbor. After graduating from Gig Harbor High School he enlisted in the Navy to follow his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL. The recurrence of an injury suffered in training however, would lead to his medical disqualification.
After using CrossFit as a means to stay fit, Conor took the plunge and signed up for his Level 1 certificate course. He later moved to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and opened Reebok CrossFit St. Thomas, with owners Chris and Jenn Irwin.
After two consecutive podium finishes at the CrossFit Regionals, he signed a contract to become a sponsored athlete for Reebok. This in turn allowed him the opportunity to coach at Reebok CrossFit One at the Reebok World HQ. Not only is he employed by Reebok as a coach, but also works for CrossFit as a Head Trainer on the CrossFit L1 Seminar Staff. (The same seminar that, he says, was the impetus in getting his life back on track).