Brian Morris | Head Coach
During Morris' three years on the Saints bench, AQ has put together a 60-35 overall record, including a 40-22 mark in WHAC contests. Aquinas has received a dozen conference awards over the past three seasons, including four All-WHAC First Team selections and three more players named to the Second Team. Morris has coached a pair of WHAC Defensive Player of the Year award winners (2018-19: Carley Andrews, 2017-18: Momo Neal) and an NABC Third Team All-American (Michaela Faber in 2018-19).
In his first two years as an assistant coach and the so-called defensive coordinator at Aquinas, the Saints' defense took center stage. The 2016-17 Aquinas team led the country in defensive three-point field goal percentage, ranked second overall in the NAIA in defensive field goal percentage, third in defensive rebounds per game, and 11th in scoring defense. AQ was also 11th in the NAIA in 2017-18 in scoring defense and 19th in defensive field goal percentage.
Aquinas has increased its win total in all three seasons of Morris' time with the Saints, improving from 17 wins in 2016-17 to 18 victories in 2017-18 to 25 wins in 2018-19. The 25 victories last season are just two wins shy of the school record of 27 triumphs in 1984-85.
Prior to his tenure at Aquinas Morris spent a four year coaching stint at cross town rival Davenport University. While at Davenport, Morris was an assistant coach for the varsity squad as well as the head coach of the junior varsity team for two seasons. During his time at Davenport University, Morris helped the Panthers to a 128-11 record, a national championship runner-up finish, four WHAC regular season titles, and four conference tournament championships.
Stephanie Fisher | Grad Assistant