Vicki Morrow

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Vicki Morrow is a former softball pitcher and outfielder who played for the University of Michigan Wolverines softball team from 1983 to 1987. She was named Big Ten player of the year in 1987, selected to the Big Ten All-Decade Team, and inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 2004. She has also been a softball coach at Rutgers University, St. Peter's College and Kean University.

Softball player[edit]

A native of Pontiac, Michigan, Morrow attended Pontiac Catholic High School.[1] She attended the University of Michigan where she played for Hall of Fame coach Carol Hutchins and became one of the best pitchers in school history. As a senior in 1987, Morrow won 26 games, including 18 shutouts, struck out 446 batters, and was named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year.[1] In her career at Michigan, Morrow had 65 wins and 446 strikeouts in 700-2/3 innings. She also set a school record with four no-hitters. Morrow also played for the United States team at the Pan American Games as an outfielder, and won a gold medal.[1] In 1992 she was named to the Big Ten All-Decade Team (1982–1992), and in 2004 she was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.[1]

Softball coach[edit]

In 2000, Morrow was named assistant coach of the Rutgers University softball team. Rutgers coach Pat Willis announced the hiring, saying she intended to utilize Morrow as a pitching coach.[2] Prior to accepting the position at Rutgers, Morrow served as the head coach of St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey, and as an assistant coach at Kean University, totaling five years of previous coaching experience. Morrow had also worked as a private pitching instructor for several years.[2] Off the field, Morrow also played a role in establishing local youth softball programs, including founding the ASA's Morris County Belles, and has organized and directed pitching camps in New Jersey.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ten Inducted Into Hall of Honor, p. 4" (PDF). M News: A Publication for Graduate Letterwinners. 2004. 
  2. ^ a b c "Morrow named as Rutgers assistant". Daily Targum. 2000-12-07.