Kyle Morris has been named the new Oglethorpe men's lacrosse assistant coach and offensive coordinator, and will begin his duties immediately. Morris will assist Head Coach Zach Taylor with all aspects of the men's lacrosse program, while concentrating on the offense in particular.
"It's great that we've been able to bring on Kyle as our assistant coach and offensive coordinator," said Taylor. "While we've worked well together up in Chattanooga over the years, his experience as both a coach and player at the Division II level will be invaluable for us on the field and on the recruiting trail. He was hands down my first choice, and I look forward to seeing what we are able to do together here at Oglethorpe in the coming seasons."
Morris worked for Shorter, a Division II school located in Rome, Georgia, where he served as a graduate assistant, in addition to working with Taylor in Chattanooga. While at Shorter, he worked closely with the goalies, while also designing skill-building drills and helping out with recruiting. The Hawks finished 8-7 the season that Morris worked there as a graduate assistant.
He also helped to found his high school's lacrosse program in Florida. He played for Wekiva High School for two seasons after he helped raise funds and recruit players for the team. He still holds several records at the school, including marks for saves in a season and saves in a game, as well as points in a season and goals in a game.
"I'd like to thank AD Hall and Coach Taylor for the chance to contribute to and be a part of the Oglethorpe family," said Morris. "All of the staff and student-athletes at OU have been amazing in this transition back to coaching college lacrosse. I'm excited to be a Petrel and to be a part of the OU athletics staff!"
Morris graduated from Shorter with a bachelor of fine arts. While there, he scored the first goal in the history of the Hawks lacrosse program and set the school single-game goal-scoring record with eight.