Assistant Named Belmont Abbey Men’s Head Soccer Coach
Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s soccer assistant coach
Charles Morrow has been named as the new head men's soccer
coach at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C. Morrow takes
over for Paul Stahlschmidt, who is now the head coach at Appalachian
"We are excited to have Charles as a member of the Abbey
family," Belmont Abbey Director of Athltics Eliane Kebbe
said. "I have every confidence that he'll be able to
uphold the excellent tradition of Belmont Abbey soccer and
keep us playing at a high level."
Morrow spent three years as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt,
two of which were under Randy Johnson and one under present
head coach Tim McClements.
“I am very happy for both Charles and his family,”
McClements said. “I think that the head coaching position
at Belmont Abbey College is a great fit and a wonderful opportunity.
Charles did a great job at Vanderbilt. He helped make the
transition for the players and me a smooth one. He was very
loyal and worked hard for the program. I wish him the best
Morrow is a 1997 graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville,
Tenn., where he received his Bachelor of Science in Physical
Education and Health. He served as captain of the Lipscomb
men's soccer team in both his junior and senior seasons. After
a short stint as a Lipscomb assistant, Morrow coached at Goodpasture
High School in Nashville, where he guided the boy's soccer
team to consecutive regional semifinal appearances in 1999
"I am looking forward to the opportunity of working
at one of the premier liberal arts institutions in the country,"
Morrow said. "I am convinced Belmont Abbey is committed
to maintaining a nationally recognized soccer program, and
I am proud to be a part of the tradition here.
Morrow is currently working on his masters of Sports Management
from the US Sports Academy. Morrow is married to the former
Beth Ernest of Nashville, and the couple has a six-month old
"I think being in this location is having the best of
both worlds," Morrow added. "The small town atmosphere
of Belmont coupled with the convenience of a city like Charlotte
makes this a great area to recruit and to raise a family."