OFFICIAL: Morosco named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Lynn U (FL)

Following-up on something that I first mentioned back on 4/9 (D2 DIRT). Bill Morosco has officially been named as the head men’s basketball coach at D2 Lynn University (FL). Here’s the press release from the school:

Bill Morosco has been named the fourth head men’s basketball coach at Lynn University, Director of Athletics Kathy Kroupa announced today. Morosco, who has won 20 or more games in his first season at each of his three previous head coaching stops, emerged from a national coaching search as Lynn’s top choice due to his ability to immediately produce successful programs both on and off the court. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill and his wife Sam to our Lynn Athletics family,” Kroupa said. “Coach Morosco has a proven record of building successful basketball programs and his commitment to the development of student-athletes in all aspects of their lives makes him a tremendous fit for Lynn. I’m excited for the program’s future under his leadership.” 

Morosco has spent the past two seasons as head coach at Indian River State College (NJCAA Division I), leading the Pioneers to 49 wins and two NJCAA South Atlantic District Men’s Basketball Quarterfinal appearances. In ’22-23, IRSC won 24 games, including the Southern Conference Championship as Morosco captured SC Coach of the Year honors. 

This past season, the Pioneers won 25 games and Morosco collected his 100th career win in mid-February with a 73-71 victory over Miami-Dade. 

Morosco spent the 2021-22 season guiding Garden City Community College (NJCAA Division I) to the best year in program history with 22 wins (22-10) and its highest-ever national ranking of 12th. The Broncbusters advanced to the NJCAA Region IV Tournament semifinals and boasted the KJCCC Player of the Year and a First Team All-American. 

“I want to thank Dr. Kevin Ross and Director of Athletics Kathy Kroupa for their trust and belief in me as the next leader of the Lynn University men’s basketball program,” said Morosco. “I am excited for what the future holds for this program with a great tradition.” 

Morosco’s first head coaching stop came at Independence Community College (NJCAA Division I) where he led the Pirates to 37 wins, including 23 victories in his first season in 2019-20. 

The 2019-20 Pirate team won 23 games, the most in nearly a decade, advanced to the Region IV Tournament quarterfinals and were ranked 19th in the Massey Ratings. Morosco’s second season at the helm was shortened by the COVID pandemic, but Independence ascended to 10th in the national rankings and again advanced to the Region IV Tournament quarterfinals. 

“I want to thank Coach Price and his staff for leaving this program in great condition,” added Morosco. “I’ve always believed in leaving things better than you found it and I appreciate Coach Price for doing that here at Lynn.” 

“We are going to put together a program the fans will be excited to cheer for with student-athletes that everyone will be proud of. Go Knights!” Morosco added. 

Morosco is no stranger to the Sunshine State Conference having served as an assistant coach at Barry University in 2018-19. The Buccaneers won 18 games that season and ranked as high as 12th in the NABCA National Poll. 

A 2012 graduate of the University of Florida, Morosco has also spent time coaching at NCAA Division I Presbyterian College (2016-17), The Citadel (2015-16) and UC-Davis (2014-15). In his one season on the West Coast, UC-Davis won the Big West Regular Season Championship (25-7) and made the program’s first appearance in the postseason with a bid to the NIT Tournament. 

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