Tuesday, 21 March 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Morrison Era Begins with Spring Slate of Matches – Texas A&M Athletics

Morrison Era Begins with Spring Slate of Matches - Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Jamie Morrison era of Texas A&M volleyball begins this spring with four dates set for competition, the first slated for Friday, March 3, versus Rice in the volleyball practice gym with first serve set for 3 p.m.

The Texas A&M volleyball team is under new leadership in head coach Jamie Morrison. He brings a depth and variety of experience with him to the A&M volleyball program, most notably being a part of three Olympic medal-winning teams with USA Volleyball from 2008-2016. Morrison wanted a new challenge, leading him to take the head coaching position for the Netherlands women’s volleyball team. Serving a two-year stint with the team, he helped the squad secure a silver medal at the 2017 European Championships. Returning to Team USA, he took command of the Under 19 women’s national team, leading the team to a gold medal performance at the 2022 U19 Girls Pan American Cup. Most recently before joining the Aggies, Morrison served as the Director of Sports Performance for League One Volleyball, which is a professional league slated to start in 2024.
“I couldn’t be more excited to put our team on the floor in front of the 12th Man,” said head coach Jamie Morrison. “We intentionally scheduled an early match to see where we are and what to work on. I expect to see pieces of who we will be at this point; a team that plays with an edge, makes good plays for long periods of time and takes risks. I truly believe that you have to create a weapon before you learn how to use it, so my expectation is that we are making aggressive errors as attackers and servers, and learning how to control those skills later in the spring.
“Above all, I can’t wait to compete. We are here to put in the work in the practice gym so that we can show the world who we are on the competition court.”
Alongside Morrison is an all-star staff bringing a diverse background in the sport of volleyball to Aggieland. The hiring of two associate head coaches in Lindsey Gray-Walton and Jen Woods was the first step to developing his staff. Gray-Walton came to Aggieland from Norman, Oklahoma, where she most recently served as the head coach for the Sooners. Her collegiate coaching experience, paired with her incredible recruiting reputation made her a knockout hire for the Maroon & White. Texas A&M volleyball alum Woods…

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