Jackson, Tenn. - 6/18/2002 - Union University named Don Morris, a 1962 graduate of Union, as the head golf coach for the upcoming season. Morris served as the Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid at Union for 33 years and also coached the Bulldog golf program for 29 of those years before his retirement in 1999. Morris takes over for on of his former players and Union’s coach for the past three seasons, Keith Dory. Dory will remain close to the golf program as he continues to run his local business, but will now be able to put more time in his pursuit of playing professional golf on tour.
In his 29 years as coach for Union, Morris led the Bulldogs to 10 national tournaments and won numerous conference championships. He has accumulated over 800 wins during his career. “I didn’t expect to return to coaching, however, I look forward to helping keep Union’s golf program as on of the tops in the nation”, explains Morris. Morris has committed himself to only one season, and will re-evaluate his options at that time.
Union has finished second the TranSouth Conference for the past two seasons but has narrowly missed the national tournament each season. Union was ranked in the NAIA Top 25 all season until a slip in the Regional golf tournament caused them to miss the nationals by only a few points.
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