May 22, 2015
THE FLATS — Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph has announced the addition of Kevin Morrison, an eight-year division one coaching veteran and well known recruiter, to the staff as an assistant coach.
“Kevin Morrison is a huge addition to a great staff,” Joseph said. “He has had tremendous experiences at two very successful programs. His ability to recruit and coach at the highest level is proven. I am very excited about the future of our program and Kevin will be an integral part of our success.”
Morrison brings a west-coast flavor to the Yellow Jackets after coaching at both Washington and California for the past eight years.
“I want to first off thank Coach Joseph for this opportunity,” Morrison said. “I am extremely excited to join the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff and to have the chance to work with these student-athletes. Georgia Tech and the city of Atlanta are very special and I’m looking forward to joining the Yellow Jacket family.”
Morrison spent the past four seasons at Washington, starting off as an assistant coach prior to the 2011-12 season and then being promoted to associate head coach in April of 2013. As the associate head coach, Morrison worked with on-court coaching, skill development and advancing scouting and recruiting for the Huskies.
Morrison aided Washington to a 23-10 record in 2015 which was the most wins in a season since 2002-03. The Huskies were selected to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 for the first time since 2007. He was instrumental in the development of the post players, including Talia Walton who was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team and Aminah Williams who finished second all-time at UW for single-season rebounding and as the school’s all-time rebounding leader. A notable recruiter, Washington signed three McDonald’s All-Americans over his four seasons and signed three top 25 recruiting classes, including a top-10 class in 2013.
Morrison got his start in collegiate women’s basketball at California. For four years, the La Verne, Calif., native served as an assistant coach at California under coach Joanne Boyle, where he assisted with recruiting and contributed in the Golden Bears ability to continually bring in highly ranked classes.
While at California, Morrison was a part of a successful Golden Bears program that reached the postseason in each of his four seasons, including advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in 2009 and won the WNIT Championship in 2010. During the 2007-08, and then later in 2008-09, the Golden Bears set a school record for wins with 27. Overall, Cal signed three recruiting classes that were ranked in the Top-10 by ESPN Hoopgurlz, Blue Star, and All-Star Girls Report(#1 in 2009, #9 in 2010, #7 in 2011)
Prior to joining the college ranks, Morrison was the president and head coach of the West Coast Elite AAU program, where he helped 74 players sign with Division I teams, including 19 McDonald’s All-Americans and six Gatorade State Players of the Year and one Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Morrison is a 1994 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in social work. He spent over nine years as a social worker and high school guidance counselor as well as a varsity girls’ basketball coach. Kevin and his wife Heather have four children: sons Jayce, Jaylen, Myles and daughter Mya.