Ticats hire Dan Morrison as offensive assistant and QB coach

 Dan Morrison has been hired as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach with the Ticats.

For 16 years (1999-2014), Morrison coached at the NCAA level, including two stints under Jones as an associate head coach and quarterbacks coach at Southern Methodist University (2008-14), and quarterbacks coach at the University of Hawaii (1999-2007). Morrison most recently served as receivers coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2015 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship in Canton, Ohio, where he helped lead the team to a 4-0 record and a gold medal finish.

During his seven seasons at Southern Methodist University, Morrison helped Jones implement the “run and shoot” offence which re-wrote the school’s record book by setting 13 of the Mustang’s 14 all-time offensive team records. His quarterbacks also performed at the highest level, including Garrett Gilbert setting five single-game passing records [total offense (635), plays (81), touchdowns responsible for (7), completions (45), and pass attempts (70)], and Kyle Padron holding the single-season passing touchdown record with 35.

Prior to his time at SMU, Morrison spent nine years at the University of Hawaii where he produced All-Conference quarterbacks in five of his nine seasons, and mentored NCAA all-time passing leader Timmy Chang and all-time touchdown pass leader Colt Brennan. In 2004, Chang made NCAA history by becoming the all-time passing leader with 17,072 career yards, and in 2007, Brennan, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy race, broke 29 NCAA records, including passing touchdowns in a season (58) and career (131). Overall, Warrior quarterbacks passed for over 40,000 yards and 350 touchdowns under Morrison’s guidance, and their offence ranked in the top five nationally in passing each year.

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