BANNER ELK, N.C. - Athletic Director Craig McPhail has announced the hiring of Cally Morrill as the new women's soccer coach for the Lees-McRae College Bobcats. Morrill will resume all responsibilities as the head coach affective immediately.
"I think Cally is going to be a great women's soccer coach, her playing experience at Alabama as well as coaching, recruiting, developing players at Lenior -Rhyne were some of the key factors the search committee found very crucial to our job," McPhail said.
Morrill has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at nearby Lenoir-Rhyne University where they went 14-7-2 in the 2009 season. Prior to her post at LR, Morrill was a four-year starter at the University of Alabama. During he senior season, she was named the team's captain and Most Valuable Player. She also spent time as the strength and conditioning coach for the Alabama women's volleyball and women's soccer programs, and is currently an assistant coach for the 93' girls' Olympic Development team in North Carolina.
"She is ready to lead a program," said Morrill's former head coach at Lenior-Rhyne, Adrian Blewitt. She knows how to develop a program, players and how to recruit."
"With the progress we have made with our women's soccer program, I feel we are close to getting to the next level as our men's soccer program has shown over the past several years," McPhail said. "With Cally, I feel good about where we are headed and who we have leading the way."
"I would like to thank Craig and the Lees-McRae family for taking me on board and welcoming me to the Bobcat family, Morrill said. "I am very excited to get started with the program and to meet all of our current players. The spring season will be a great time for our players to develop and prepare for the 2010 season."