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Shannon Morrison
Position: Defensive Backs/Pass Defense Coordinator
Phone: 765.285.5680
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Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/08/2013


First Season at Ball State (2013)

18th Year as a Football Coach in 2014
Alma Mater:  Marshall '95

Recruiting Areas:
Southeast Indiana
Kentucky (Louisville)
Florida (Southeast and North)

Coaching Experience:
Marshall, graduate assistant, 1995 and 1997
Sam Houston State, assistant coach, 1996
Hampden-Sydney, assistant coach, 1998-99
Southeast Missouri State, assistant coach, 2000-03
Lehigh, assistant coach, 2004
Marshall, assistant coach, 2005-08
Bowling Green, assistant coach, 2009
Memphis, assistant coach, 2010-11
Cincinnati, assistant coach, 2012
Ball State, assistant coach, Spring 2013-Present

NOTES:  Tutored Jeffery Garrett to All-Mid-American Conference Second-Team honors in 2013 . . . helped Cincinnati to a 10-3 record in 2012, including a win over Duke in the Belk Bowl, a game in which he served as interim defensive coordinator . . . tutored Mohammed Selsay at Memphis to Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors in 2010 . . . helped the Bowling Green Falcons to a 7-6 record and a berth in the Idaho Humanitarian Bowl in2009 . . . coached four seasons (2005-08) at his alma mater, Marshall . . . served as the defensive coordinator for Coach Pete Lembo on the Lehigh staff in 2004 and helped the team to a share of the Patriot League Championship and a berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.

Personal Information:

Marital Status: Married to the former Michelle Varner . . . one daughter, Miya
High School:  Oak Hill H.S. (Class of '90) in Oak Hill, West Va.
College: Marshall '95

NOTES:  Played defensive back at Marshall . . . helped the Thundering Herd to the 1994 Southern Conference Championship and a second straight NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision National Championship Game . . . team captain as a senior in 1994 . . . all-conference as a senior . . . helped Marshall to a national championship in 1992 and runner up finishes in 1991 and 1993.