Hockey Operations

Rob Murray

Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations

Murray signed with the Oilers in June 2017, after spending the previous six seasons with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces. The Toronto native has a long history of success as a player and coach. During his tenure in Anchorage, Murray led Alaska to three consecutive Brabham Cups with the best regular season record in the ECHL from 2011-12 to 2013-14. The Aces captured the Kelly Cup that third season. Murray brought Tulsa it’s first division title since 1975-1976 in 2019, winning the regular and postseason Mountain Division titles before reaching game seven of the Western Conference Finals. 

The 55-year-old began his coaching career in 2003 as Assistant for the AHL’s Providence Bruins, where he stayed in that role for five seasons. Murray was promoted to Head Coach in Providence in 2008, and spent the next three seasons there before heading to Alaska to coach the Aces. In total, the Toronto, ON native has coached more than 1000 games. 

Murray was drafted in the third round by the Washington Capitals at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, and enjoyed a 16-year playing career. He played in over 1,000 AHL games throughout his career, and dressed in over 100 NHL games split between the Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes. In January 2017, Murray was inducted into the American Hockey League’s Hall of Fame.


Scott Dutertre 

Assistant Coach 

Scott joined the Oilers ahead of the 2021-22 season, serving as an Assistant Coach with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League over the previous three seasons. Prior to his time in the WHL, Dutertre worked as an Assistant Coach with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Men’s and Women’s programs respectively, reaching the national championships four times.

Since 1998, Scott has worked on the player development side as a Skating and Skills Coach working with over 1500 professional, college and junior players. In addition, he has had the opportunity to develop countless players and coaches from around the world. His international experience includes working as a National Skating and Skills Coach and Coach Mentor for Ice Hockey Australia and training players from Team China Men’s and Team Canada Women’s Olympic teams.



Steve Lintern

Athletic Trainer

Steve is in his eighth year as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Oilers, through the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He has volunteered at the Dallas Stars Development Camp and worked at the Winnipeg Jets Preseason Camp during his stint in pro hockey. Steve previously worked for Advanced Orthopedic Specialists in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the Head Athletic Trainer for all Club Sports at the University of Arkansas, while also working in different capacities for the Razorbacks football team from 2010-14.


He interned with the Cleveland Browns in 2008-09, and returned in 2012 as a Seasonal Intern Athletic Trainer. He has also worked with multiple Top-10 American Marathoners, Olympic Runners, World Class Triathletes, professional boxers, professional basketball players and All-American Swimmers in a private capacity. Steve double-majored in Athletic Training and Exercise Science in 2010 at Mount Union College, where he played football and was part of two National Championships. He completed his Masters Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science at the University of Arkansas in 2011. Steve and his wife Anna are both Ironman Triathletes and currently live in Tulsa with their four-year-old son Lukas, one-year-old daughter Rosie and Australian Heeler, Rinny.


Landon Proctor

Equipment Manager

Landon joined the Oilers’ staff ahead of the 2021-22 season, serving as the equipment manager of the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL the previous two seasons. During his time in the NAHL, he assisted with the league’s Top Prospect Tournament and the Robertson Cup Finals. A native of Oklahoma City, OK, Proctor spent time advancing collegiate and professional hockey in the Sooner State before joining the Bulls. The 33-year-old has worked for both the OKC Blazers of the CHL and the OKC Barons of the AHL. Proctor was also the equipment manager for the University of Oklahoma Division 1 ACHA team. Before working on the equipment operations side of hockey, he was a lead ice technician in the AHL while also building ice for several figure skating tours throughout the Midwest. Proctor was also a supervisor at the Blazer Ice Centre in Oklahoma City, OK. He and his wife Angela have been married 10 years, and have a dog named Stanley Pup.


Sean Barger

Performance Coach

Sean Barger is originally from Tulsa and has been with the Tulsa Oilers for four years. Sean began his training career nearly a decade ago while still attending school, accumulating more than 30 certifications over the years to be as diverse as possible from NASM, NSCA, ISSA, NFPT, PRI, FRC, RPR, FMS and CPR/AED.
In 2019, Sean helped open Sports Performance Institute of Tulsa, where he currently works training athletes and helping direct the sport performances entity. With over 20,000 hours of training, he has experience working with Olympic athletes, professional, college, high school and middle school athletes in a wide variety of sports.


Jason Small

Performance Coach

Originally from Tulsa, Jason has recently returned to work locally at Sports Performance Institute (SPI) and as a performance coach for the Tulsa Oilers. Jason earned his master’s degree from Merrimack College in Andover Massachusetts. While completing his master’s degree he worked at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, home to multiple Olympians and professional athletes. Prior to his time at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Jason studied at Missouri State University, spending time coaching in a Division 1 setting and playing for their ice hockey team.  Jason is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He also holds a CFSC L1 and is CPR/AED certified.

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