Vanderbilt Assistant Named Belmont Abbey Men’s Head Soccer Coach 4/7/03

NASHVILLE, 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 State.

"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 of luck.”

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 and 2000.

"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 son, Tripp.

"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."



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