Alyssa Morris

New Concord University Softball Coach Alyssa Morris speaks to the media at a Tuesday press conference. 

ATHENS — On Tuesday, a familiar face to fans of the Concord University softball team was introduced as the fifth softball coach in program history.

Alyssa Morris, a 2016 graduate of CU, with a degree in sociology, said, “I’m glad to be back and am so excited for this opportunity. I want to thank (CU Athletic Director/Head Baseball) Coach Kevin Garrett and (CU President Dr. Kendra) Boggess for giving me this chance.”

During her playing career at Concord, Morris set the softball career marks in home runs with 46 and runs batted in with 169. Her 226 hits is fourth in program history and her 419 runs scored is second in team history.

After graduating from CU, she spent two years as a graduate assistant at NAIA school Indiana Wesleyan, then joined NAIA school Union College as an assistant coach in 2019, becoming head coach in 2020. While there, she went 35-29 as head coach.

“I learned a lot from former CU head coach (Alisa) Tasler and at Union College,” she said.

She added, “I had my first team meeting yesterday. We’ll have a fairly young team this year, with 12 or 13 freshmen, but I look forward to getting everything started.”

Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at

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