Dave Morris begins his second year as an assistant men's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Morris will focus coaching efforts on training the goalkeepers and recruiting prospective student-athletes.
"David is an experienced player and coach who will bring valuable experience and knowledge to our program," Luxbacher said. "He has been a very good asset to have on our coaching staff and I look forward to working with him."
Prior to joining the Panthers in 2005-06 as a graduate assistant coach, Morris served as head coach of the Worcester State College (Mass.) men's soccer program for five years. Morris compiled an impressive 61-26-12 record, led the Lancers to five consecutive conference titles and directed Worcester to three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. He also guided Worcester to the Sweet Sixteen round in 2001.
A 1996 University of Tennessee graduate, Morris competed on the Volunteers' club soccer team. Following graduation, Morris coached at LaRoche College (Pa.) and at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Morris brings knowledgeable coaching experience to Pitt as he owns a USSF B license. He has also coached for several different Olympic Development programs and has served as a talent assessor for US SOCCER at Region 1 ID camps.
Currently, Morris is completing his Master's Degree in social work at the University of Pittsburgh.