Graduate Assistant Manager Libby Morris is entering her second year as a member of the Jacksonville University softball team coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. The former Longwood university standout has been with the squad since the start of the 2016 season, and will be taking over the Pitching coach duties for the team beginning this year.
While at Longwood, Morris assisted the Lancers to a pair of Big South Championship titles in 2013 and 2015. Her illustrious pitching career included 61 games won, and was highlighted by a 21-win season with Steele. She was a two-time Big South Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player (2013, 2015), a Second Team Big South Conference selection (2014), and a VASID All-State honoree (2013).
"I have a great deal of confidence in Libby taking over the development of the pitching staff," added Ayers. "She is mature beyond her years, bright and ambitious and I believe a rising star in the coaching world."
Morris graduated in 2015 with a degree in sociology and worked as a Family Services Specialist with the Bedford Department of Social Services. She will be pursuing a Master of Science in Leadership and Learning.