JDCC names Morrill head coach of baseball program
Published 8:23 am Thursday, January 30, 2003
By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP – Managing Editor
Jefferson Davis Community College recently named Jim Morrill head coach of the school's baseball team.
The announcement came just in time for the upcoming baseball season which begins on Feb. 1.
Morrill is a 1999 graduate of Furman University in South Carolina where he earned a bachelor's degree. He played baseball at Furman where he pitched and played first base.
He played in the professional Frontier League and went on to earn a master's degree at the University of Louisiana-Monroe while serving as an assistant coach. He has also been an assistant at Winthrop University and Erskine College, South Carolina.
Morrill is a native of Pittsburgh, Penn.
The JDCC position marks his first head coaching assignment.
While having only worked at the school for two weeks, Morrill said he has already seen a lot to like about this year's Warhawks.
Morrill was able to see some of the talent on his club and some of the team's he will be facing in the upcoming season during a recent Fall Showcase.
While he likes the talent of his ball club, he said there is still a lot of work to do to prepare for the upcoming season.
Morrill said the team will have a good mix of experienced and new players. He has about 12 new members and 15 returning from last year's squad.
He also said the Warhawks will face tough competition early in the season prior to facing off against conference teams later.
Morrill and his wife, Amy, are currently residing in Brewton.