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For Immediate Release: January 16, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)

Amy Morris Named Assistant Volleyball Coach
Former Tennessee All-American joins Kiriyama on BU sideline

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton University volleyball head coach Glenn Kiriyama announced the hiring of Amy Morris as an assistant coach for the Bearcat volleyball program.

A former All-American libero at Tennessee, Morris (#14 - pictured) comes to Binghamton from Nicholls State University in Louisiana, where she served as an assistant coach for the 2007 season.

Kiriyama said that Morris’ coaching credentials combined with her successful playing background made her an ideal choice for the Bearcat program.

"I am excited about the addition of Amy to our staff," Kiriyama said. "Amy is a great fit for our team. Our players will benefit from her wealth of experience as a player at the highest levels of collegiate ball and as a coach at the
Division I level. "

A native of Michigan City, Ind., Morris has been involved with volleyball on numerous levels.

After completing a stellar high school career in which she was named the 2001 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Indiana, Morris moved on to play at Penn State for her freshman and sophomore seasons.

She then transferred to Tennessee, where Morris was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, as a junior, as well as earning First Team All-SEC honors. The AVCA also tabbed Morris to its Honorable Mention All-America team.

During her senior season with the Lady Vols, Morris helped lead the team to the Final Four, in addition to garnering Second Team All-SEC honors, as well as breaking three team records along the way.

Upon completion of her college career, Morris entered the coaching ranks in the fall of 2006, being named the head volleyball coach at the College of the Southwest, in Hobbs, N.M. In her first and only season, she led the Mustangs to a third place conference finish.

Morris then left the College of the Southwest to pursue a professional playing career. She played professionally in Puerto Rico for a month, before moving to Indonesia, where she competed on the professional level from March 2007 to May 2007. During this time, Morris was selected to play in the all-star game, held in Bali.

Morris earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Tennessee in 2006.

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Binghamton University -- Amy Morris named assistant women's volleyball coach

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