Ryan Morris Named To Baseball Staff

August 17, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Aug. 17, 2004

NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion University head baseball coach Jerry Meyers announced today the hiring of Ryan Morris as his first assistant Coach. Morris, a native of Portsmouth, VA. has spent the last five years as an assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also served as an assistant at ODU in 1999. "Ryan has a strong background in both recruiting and working with the players on the field, "said Meyers. "He has great energy and we are excited to have him join the Monarch baseball family." While at VCU, Morris recruited, and served as the team's infield and defensive coach. The Rams defense ranked among the national leaders in each of the past four seasons. The 1999 Monarchs were 38-17, reached the CAA Finals against East Carolina, and defeated nationally ranked South Carolina, Rutgers and N.C. State. Morris served as head coach of the Waynesboro Generals in the Shenandoah Valley Baseball League, and Peninsula in the Coastal Plains League. A three-year starter at second base for Bridgewater, Morris helped the Eagles to three consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament championships from 1994-96 and two appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Morris also earned All-ODAC tournament honors during his senior campaign. That year, Bridgewater, coached by Curt Kendall was 16-0 in the conference and 27-8 overall. Morris teamed with fellow infielder Allen Snow to set the school double play record. Morris hit .300 for his career and is second all-time with 69 career walks at Bridgewater. Morris was a second team All-Southeastern District second baseman at Manor High School. In 1992, he helped the Mustangs to the district title and a berth in the regional tournament. He graduated from Bridgewater in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Health and physical education. Morris and his wife, Amy, have been married since August, 2000.