Kevin Morrison Added to Women’s Basketball Staff
June 18, 2018
SAN DIEGO – San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry has announced the addition of Kevin Morrison to her staff as an assistant coach. Morrison, who has 11 years of Division-I coaching experience, spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech after stops at Washington (2011-15) and California (2007-11).
“Kevin is a huge addition to our staff,” Head Coach Stacie Terry said. “The experience he brings after spending the last ten-plus years at three very successful programs will be invaluable. He also has an exceptional track record in recruiting, especially on the West Coast. I am very excited about the future of our program and the qualities Kevin will bring in.”
“I want to thank Coach Terry for this great opportunity,” Morrison said. “I am very excited to come back to the West Coast and I can’t wait to work with the amazing student-athletes and staff here at San Diego State.”
While at Georgia Tech, he worked under Head Coach MaChelle Joseph, the school’s all-time winningest coach. During his time at GT, he helped lead the Yellow Jackets to three consecutive 20-win seasons and three trips to the WNIT. Along with the staff at GT, he oversaw the development of All-American Aaliyah Whiteside, 2017 ACC Freshman of the Year Francesca Pan and 2018 ACC Sixth Player of the Year Zaire O’Neil.
Before Georgia Tech, Morrison spent four seasons at Washington, the final two as the Associate Head Coach. He aided Washington to a 23-10 record in the 2014-15, which was the most wins in a season for the Huskies since 2002-03. He was instrumental in the development of Aminah Williams who finished her career as the school's all-time rebounding leader. A notable recruiter, Morrison helped UW sign three McDonald's All-Americans in four years, including the NCAA’s career leader in points, Kelsey Plum. Over his four seasons at UW, the Huskies had three top-25 recruiting classes, including a top-10 class in 2013.
Morrison got his start in collegiate women's basketball at California, serving as an assistant coach for four years under Joanne Boyle. He helped guide the program to the postseason in each of his four seasons, including a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2009 and a WNIT Championship in 2010. Cal also had back-to-back 27-win seasons in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, which was a school record at the time.
Morrison displayed his recruiting acumen at Berkeley by helping the Golden Bears bring in three straight top-ten recruiting classes from 2009-11, including the nation’s top-ranked class in 2009.
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, 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.
The Morrison File
Hometown: La Verne, Calif.
Education: Cal Poly Pomona (Social Work, 1994)
Morrison's Previous Coaching Experience
2015-18, Assistant Coach, Georgia Tech
2011-15, Associate Head Coach, Washington
2007-11, Assistant Coach, California
2003-07, President & Head Coach, West Coast Elite AAU