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Morrow named Marymount University men's and women's Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach

Morrow named Marymount University men's and women's Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach

ARLINGTON, Va. – Marymount University Director of Athletics Jamie Reynolds has announced the hiring of Jonathan Morrow as the men's and women's Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach.

"I want to thank our search committee members, and particularly Stacy Natoli's leadership of the successful search," Reynolds said. "Jon rose to the top of the competitive candidate pool after meeting with all of the immediate stakeholders. He brings a wealth of Division III experience that will translate very well to our program needs for cross country and track and field." 

Morrow has over eight years of coaching experience, with over seven years coming at the collegiate level. He comes to Marymount after almost three years as the Head Coach for men's and women's cross country and track & field at Chatham University.

"I want to thank Mrs. Jamie Reynolds, the administration, and the entire Marymount family for giving me this opportunity. As soon as I met with everyone, I knew that Marymount was a very welcoming place with a ton of potential," Morrow said. "I believe that Mrs. Reynolds' vision for the department and President Irma Becerra's vision for the institution make it a very exciting time to join the staff. I can't wait to help to get the Cross Country and Track & Field teams to compete and succeed at the highest level of Division III."

Starting with six student-athletes, Morrow built the Chatham program to over 50 student-athletes in two seasons. He recruited 11 athletes that become All-Presidents' Athletics Conference selections, with five in cross country, three in indoor track, and three in outdoor track.

He also coached one cross country individual conference champion, who was also named the PAC Most Valuable Runner, while going on to be an All-Region athlete and NCAA championships qualifier.

Over his time at Chatham, Morrow coached teams to their highest finishes in school history for cross country and track & field and saw 55 school records broken.

Before Chatham, Morrow spent a season as the Assistant Coach at Allegheny College for cross country and track & field, where he was heavily involved in recruiting and the day-to-day operations of the programs.

During the season, he helped coached both the men's and women's cross country teams to the North Coast Athletic Conference championships, with both teams advancing to the NCAA championships. Both teams also had the NCAC individual conference champions, with both being named to the all-conference teams.

Morrow also served as an Assistant Coach at Seton Hill University and Washington & Jefferson College for two years, each. At Seton Hill, he was named the 2015 Atlantic Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year; Morrow was named the Assistant Coach of the Year at Washington & Jefferson for the 2012-13 season, as well.

At both schools, he was involved in recruiting for the programs. At Seton Hill, Morrow coached six All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selections and two NCAA Division II All-Americans, and at Washington & Jefferson, he saw six outdoor track & field PAC champions and eight total NCAA Division III qualifiers (four cross country and four track & field). He also coached three All-Americans at W&J with one in cross country and two in track & field.

Morrow also brings strength coaching experience from Seton Hill, working with multiple sports in two years there, and he served as the Head Boys Track & Field Coach for the Okeechobee County School District.

"We are looking forward to his leadership in the start of our track and field program, building on proven success in recruiting, which was evident as he started his previous program," Reynolds added. "Jon's experience as well as passion for helping athletes reach their potential in developing personally as well as athletically, is a great addition to our incredible team within the athletic department dedicated to providing a top notch student-athlete experience."