TIFTON- Robert Morgan, one of the top shortstops in NCAA Division II baseball history, is the new head baseball coach at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He will also serve as an academic support counselor.
Morgan has served as an assistant coach at Valdosta State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, and Georgia Perimeter College.
“I am extremely grateful to Mr. Kramer and the Athletic department for the opportunity to take over the ABAC baseball program,” Morgan said. “I look forward to working with our players to achieve success on and off of the field.”
As a player at Valdosta State in 2004, Morgan set single season records with a .436 batting average, 32 doubles, 172 total bases, 49 extra base hits, and a 31-game hitting streak.
With the 32 doubles, he also set an NCAA Division II record.
For his heroics on the field for the Blazers in 2004-05, Morgan was named to the All-America team in 2004, selected as the Gulf South Conference East Division Player of the Year in 2004, and was picked as the best shortstop in the 40-year history of Valdosta State baseball.
He was also a member of the Gulf South Conference All-Decade team for 2000-2010. In 2013, Morgan was named to the Athletics Hall of Fame at Valdosta State.
As a minor league professional player, Morgan helped Washington (Pa.) win a league record 63 games and the Frontier League East Division title. He has also had head coaching stints at the Chain Baseball Academy and the Southeast Baseball Academy.
Morgan also played two years for ABAC rival South Georgia College where he was the Most Valuable Player in 2002 and 2003. He was named All-Conference and All-Region both years.
“I am excited Robert Morgan will be the new Head Baseball Coach of the ABAC Stallions, said Alan Kramer, Athletics Director and Assistant Dean of Students. “We have had an intensive search this summer with very a talented applicant pool. Coach Morgan will bring a dedication and work ethic to the college that exemplifies the branding of the ABAC student-athlete on and off the diamond.”
Morgan received his undergraduate degree from Valdosta State in general studies and his graduate degree from Barry University in sport management.
In his role as an academic counselor, Morgan will assist and guide students through all phases of the academic process from acceptance through graduation at ABAC.