UNCG men’s basketball head coach Wes Miller announced the hiring of Andre Morgan to assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. Morgan fills Miller’s coaching staff that includes associate head coach Mike Roberts, assistant coach Chris Parsons and director of basketball operations Pat Flesher.
“We are excited to add Andre to our coaching staff,” Miller said. “He is a young, energetic coach that has a bright future in our profession. His skill set blends with our current coaching staff and he injects energy into our program.”
Morgan joins the Spartans after spending last season as associate head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan under coach Happy Osborne. He helped the Panthers posted a 27-4 record and advance to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional as the champions of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Prior to Kentucky Wesleyan, Morgan spent one season as an assistant coach in the Southern Conference on Chuck Driesell’s staff at The Citadel in 2014-15.
“UNCG is a special place with great leadership,” Morgan said. “I could not be more excited about joining Coach Miller and the Spartan family.”
Prior to The Citadel, Morgan spent two seasons on staff at UAB for head coach Jerod Haase. He spent the 2013-14 season as associate director of basketball operations and the 2012-13 season as an administrative assistant. He began his collegiate coaching career at Young Harris College for two seasons (2010-12), helping the Division II squad to a 22-win season in 2011-12, a 17-game improvement.
Morgan, a native of Buford, Ga., played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Kennesaw State, where he received the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year honor. He transferred for his final two years to North Georgia and earned All-Peach Belt Conference honors his last two years. He finished his collegiate career with 1,337 points, 524 rebounds, 210 steals, 193 assists and 153 3-poijters in 116 career games at both Kennesaw State and North Georgia.
At Buford High School, Morgan earned 2005 McDonald’s All-America honorable mention recognition and was named to the AA All-State by the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior. He averaged 20.3 points and 10.1 rebounds, leading the Wolves to the state semifinals and a 23-8 record. He left Buford as the all-time leading scorer with 1,503 points and was a three-time All-Region VIII selection.
Morgan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Georgia in 2010. He replaces Jackie Manuel who took a similar position with Valparaiso this spring.
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