Eddy Morgan finished up his fifth season with the Concordia University Wisconsin Baseball program in 2018. Morgan has won 122 career games with the Falcons and captured his 100th win with the program in 2018. During Morgan's time at CUW, the Falcons have appeared in the NCAA regional rankings, had their first All-American in program history, and have continuously competed against the top teams in the area.
Morgan picked up his 100th win in a Falcons uniform when CUW defeated Chapman, 2-1, on March 4. The Falcons won 23 games during the 2018 season, including a sweep over the No. 8 team in the nation, Concordia Chicago.
Morgan guided the Falcons to a program-best 28 wins in 2017, the second time in four years his team has set a new wins mark. In addition, the Falcons reached the regional rankings, being ranked as high as the No. 5 team in the Midwest Region. CUW also made its third appearance in four years in the NACC Championship game. The Falcons also posted back-to-back wins over then-No. 3 UW-Whitewater and Concordia Chicago, the eventual NACC Champs and a 2017 DIII College World Series participant.
In 2017, Morgan recorded his 200th career NCAA victory when the Falcons defeated MSOE on May 2.
The 2017 season saw a couple other firsts for the Falcons. Morgan coached Bryan Thomas to the program's first All-American nod as the senior outfielder was named Second Team All-American by the ABCA. Thomas was joined by teammate Matt Schubert on the All-Region teams, marking the first time CUW had two players selected as All-Region selections. Thomas was First Team All-Region by the ABCA and both were Second Team All-Region according to D3Baseball.com. Schubert was also a Third Team ABCA pick.
From 2012-2017, Morgan worked with the Lakeshore Chinooks, a Northwoods League Team that plays its home games at Kapco Park. He was the Manager from 2013-17 and during this time with the team coached 67 players that went on to be drafted by the MLB. Morgan coached players from many of the top Division I programs nationally, including Florida, Vanderbilt, LSU, Notre Dame, UCLA, and many other top-notch programs.
Morgan, who was the 2014 Northwoods League Manager of the Year, guided the Chinooks to a league title in 2014. He has coached four players who have reached the MLB, including Zack Granite (Minnesota Twins), Andrew Stevenson (Washington Nationals), Harrison Bader (St. Louis Cardinals), and Brian Anderson (Miami Marlins).
Morgan led CUW to a then program-best 25 wins in 2015, which included a second straight appearance in the NACC Tournament Championship game. The season included wins over St. John's and Concordia Chicago, programs who reached the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In 2016, the Falcons won 23 games and posted a 13-7 record in the NACC, tying for second place, the highest finish since joining the league in 2007. CUW also had three players earn First Team All-Conference honors, including sophomore catcher Kyle Hilliard, who was chosen to the ABCA Midwest Region Second Team.
Morgan also showcased his ability to guide outstanding performances, as the Falcons had a pair of freshmen in 2015 post impressive seasons. Carter Buuck was an ABCA Third Team All-Midwest Region selection, as well as being the NACC Freshman of the Year. It was the second straight year Morgan has guided a NACC Freshman of the Year, with Andrew Heideman earning the honor in 2014.
Morgan also helped produce one of the better young hitters in the conference in 2015 in freshmen outfielder Nathan Thyssen. Thyssen led the nation in triples with 11. As a team, the Falcons finished third in the NACC in runs scored with 296. Morgan preaches quality at-bats to his team and the Falcons delivered by ranking eighth nationally in 2015 with 203 walks. That number also led the NACC.
The Falcons 2014 season under Morgan was a successful one as they posted a 23-19 record and finished second in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament. CUW, which was predicted to finish eighth in the preseason poll, hit its stride midway through the season, winning 12 straight games from April 13-27.
The 23 wins were the most for CUW since the 1991 season (24). The Falcons also earned their first-ever NACC Tournament wins since the league began prior to the 2007 campaign. CUW won three games at the NACC Tournament before being eliminated by nationally ranked Concordia University Chicago.
In year one under Morgan, four Falcons earned NACC All-Freshman Team honors, including Freshman of the Year, right-handed pitcher Andrew Heideman. Morgan also coached two players, including Heideman, to Second Team All-NACC recognition.
Morgan came to CUW after spending seven seasons at UW-Superior. While at UW-Superior, he inherited a team that finished 3-35 prior to his arrival in the 2007 season. He quickly turned the Yellowjackets into a program that has become respected across the Midwest, including leading them to 10 conference wins in 2010, the most UW-Superior had in nearly 40 years.
During his seven seasons with the Yellowjackets Morgan won 105 games, the most in program history. UW-Superior gained 18 wins in the 2010 season, the most during his tenure. Morgan also ranks in the top 25 of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in wins.
"I am very humble to have the opportunity to coach at a facility like Kapco Park," Morgan said. "Kapco Park is, in my opinion, the best facility in Division III baseball and will aid in recruiting the quality student-athletes we are looking to bring in."
Prior to his time at UW-Superior, Morgan served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at The College of St. Scholastica. The Saints were one of the premier teams in the country during Morgan's nine years, finding themselves a regular in the national rankings.
In spending time at UW-Superior and St. Scholastica, Morgan has seen some of the top programs in the country, coming from the always competitive WIAC and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Morgan regularly took on national powerhouses in the University of St. Thomas, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater.
He graduated from St. Scholastica in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in behavioral arts and sciences. He also received his Master's Degree in management from CSS in 2012.
Morgan and his wife, Jessica, reside in Saukville with their two children, Isaac and Piper.
|2014||23-19 (.548)||12-8 (.600)||3rd (NACC)|
|2015||25-19 (.568)||11-9 (.550)||4th (NACC)|
|2016||23-19 (.548)||13-7 (.650)||T-2nd (NACC)|
|2017||28-13 (.683)||15-5 (.750)||2nd (NACC)|
|2018||23-19 (.548)||11-9 (.550)||T-6th (NACC)|
|Career at CUW||122-89 (.578)||62-38 (.620)|
|Career as Head Coach||204-239 (.460)|