Sean McMorrow has been hired to be Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s head women’s volleyball coach, athletic director Deanna Bradley announced Tuesday.

McMorrow will begin immediately as leader of the four-time U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national runner-up Pomeroys volleyball. With 28 years of experience, he brings a collaborative, passionate and motivating approach in his coaching style.

“Sean brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources to assist in taking our currently successful program to the next level,” Bradley said.

McMorrow most recently coached in Dayton, Ohio, at Butler High School. He has held coaching positions at Boston College, Urbana University and Wittenberg University. While at Wittenberg, he was on the staff tasked with starting a men’s volleyball program. His coaching experience has taken place over multiple levels, including high school, club, NCAA Division I, II and III, as well as two stints at junior colleges.

McMorrow currently owns and directs multiple club programs in various states. He hopes to bring this network into play by increasing the recruiting footprint to help grow the program. He replaces Stephen Beeler with hopes of bringing The Woods its first-ever national championship in volleyball.

“I am excited to be joining the Pomeroy family, in welcoming the new recruits, as we look to continue the previous success and continue to grow the program.” McMorrow said, “There are obvious challenges, but we will collectively embrace, attack and overcome those challenges. I would like to thank the search committee for having the faith to bring me in to lead the program.”

McMorrow earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration with a focus in organizational leadership and his associate’s degree In sport management with recreation and physical fitness. Additionally, he plans to pursue his master of leadership development at SMWC.

Football

Leavitt signs with AFL team — Indiana State Football alum Tate Leavitt has signed with the Columbus (Ohio) Destroyers of the Arena Football League, the club announced.

A Thornville, Ohio, native, Leavitt was a key piece of the Sycamores success up front on the offensive line in 2018, starting all 11 games at left tackle. He helped the Sycamores to 241.5 rushing yards per game, which ranked 14th nationally.

Leavitt, who earned Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer and honorable-mention All-MVFC accolades, was important in the passing game as well as the Sycamores threw for 2,559 yards and 18 touchdowns. Indiana State finished the regular season fifth nationally, converting 42 of 46 chances (91.3 percent) in the red zone.

ISU finished with 2,656 rushing yards and 30 TDs in 2018 after running for just 1,185 yards and seven TDs in 2017. 

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