We had this as a rumor in the Daily Dirt yesterday – it has now been made official. Former Citadel assistant Andre Morgan has been named as the associate head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan.
Morgan, 28, spent this past season as assistant coach with the Division I Bulldogs.
“We are very fortunate to have a person of Andre’s character to join us, Osborne stated. ” He brings Division I experience, furthers our recruiting contacts and will push our guys to be the best than can be academically and athletically. Whoever we recruit this season, Andre will be the biggest addition.”
He came to The Citadel after serving one season as the associate director of operations at Alabama-Birmingham. In 2012-13 he was an administrative assistant under Blazer head coach Jerod Haase.
Prior to his stint at UAB, Morgan served as the assistant coach at Division II Young Harris for two seasons. In 2011-12, the Mountain Lions set a school record for wins in a season (22), marking a 17-game turnaround from the previous campaign.
Morgan added, “This is a great opportunity in my career to coach with Happy. The experience I will have with him will be second to none. It’s a blessing to be at Kentucky Wesleyan College where they win championships and graduate student-athletes.”
He played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Kennesaw State where he received the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year. The native of Buford, Ga., transferred to North Georgia for his final two years and won All-Peach Belt Conference honors.
His collegiate career numbers include 1,337 points, 524 rebounds, 210 steals, 193 assists and 153 three-pointers in 116 contests.
At Buford High School, Morgan earned 2005 McDonald’s All-America honor mention recognition and AA All-State status by the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior. He averaged 20.3 points and 10.1 rebounds while leading the Wolves in assists and steals, and to the state semifinals with a 23-8 record his final season.
Morgan left Buford tied for the all-time scoring record with 1,503 points. His career post season honors also
include Atlanta Tip-Off Club All-Metro selection, Region VIII Player of the Year, three-time All-Region VIII choice. He averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds as a junior.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Georgia in 2010.
Morgan replaces K.C. Goodin, who became the head boy’s coach at Louisville Butler High School.
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