|Alma Mater:||Philadelphia University '98|
Pat Morris, a former defender with the Philadelphia KiXX, enters his 10th season as an assistant coach on the Saint Joseph's men's soccer staff with former KiXX teammate and coach Don D'Ambra in Fall 2019.
The Hawks are coming off of a memorable 8-7-3 season in 2018, with a 2-3-3 mark in Atlantic 10 action. Saint Joseph's eight wins were the most in program history since 2003 and the most since Morris' arrival on Hawk Hill. SJU also closed the 2018 season with six wins at home, the most in program history since 2003, and turned in the program's first unbeaten home season since the 70s.
Morris helped coach then-junior forward Leon Maric to Atlantic 10 First Team honors and Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Year recognition, and Saint Joseph's earned historic wins over Navy, the Hawks' first win over the Midshipmen in the 10-match series, and Fordham, ranked 21st nationally at the time of the meeting. Additionally, Morris helped coach then-sophomore defender David Grana, the program's first CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2018.
The Hawks went 3-11-4 in 2017, with a 1-6-1 mark in A-10 action. Morris helped coach then-freshman midfielder Ritchie Barry to A-10 Rookie Team honors, and Saint Joseph's earned wins over Temple, Manhattan, and George Mason and draws with Hartford, VMI, Central Connecticut, and UMass. SJU's win over Temple was the program's first since 2013.
The Hawks went 6-11-1 season and 3-5-0 in the A-10 in 2016. Morris helped coach then-senior midfielder Bliss Harris and then-junior midfielder Matt Crawford to A-10 Second Team honors, marking the first time the program had earned any type of All-Conference recognition since 2003. Saint Joseph's earned non-conference wins over Howard, Hartford, and Central Connecticut State, improving to 4-0 all-time against Howard and earning the first wins in program history over Hartford and Central Connecticut State. SJU opened A-10 play with three consecutive wins for the first time since 2007.
Saint Joseph's improved upon a 2015 season in which the squad went 4-12-2; Morris helped coach then-freshman forward Derek MacKinnon to A-10 Rookie Team honors while then-senior forward Emmanuel Temeh and Harris earned Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Star Team accolades.
In 2014, Morris helped coach the Hawks to an overall record of 7-7-4 to reach the program's highest single-season win total since 2003. Saint Joseph's jumped out to a 5-1-2 start to kick off the season, which marked the program's best record over its first eight matches since 2002. Over a six-match stretch from September 5-24, the Hawks went 4-0-2, which was the program's longest unbeaten stretch since 1994.
In 2013, Morris helped lead the Hawks to just their third A-10 postseason appearance in program history and their first since 1994. Saint Joseph's held a scoreless tie with George Mason before the Patriots advanced on penalty kicks. With the draw, Morris helped coach the Hawks to a 5-8-6 overall record for a .421 winning percentage, the program's highest since 2003, and to a 2-4-3 conference record, marking the first time since 2007 that the men's soccer program had notched more than two league wins in one season.
The 2012 season marked tremendous growth of the Saint Joseph's men's soccer program as the Hawks posted a 5-11-2 overall record while going 1-6-2 in the Atlantic 10. The Hawks recorded the same amount of wins as in their previous three seasons combined en route to putting together a pair of ties late in the season to prevent losses against La Salle and Fordham for the first time since 2008 and 2006, respectively.
In 2011, Morris helped compile identical overall and conference records as in D'Ambra's inaugural season, putting together a two-year record of 4-30-0 overall and 2-16-0 in conference play.
In his first season at SJU, Morris helped lead the 2010 Hawks to an overall record of 2-15-0 and 1-8-0 in the A-10 as the squad snapped a 24-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over Iona and won its first conference match since 2008 in a 2-0 victory over Rhode Island.
A seven-time All-MISL selection, Morris' professional career spanned 11 years, 10 of which he played for the KiXX. Morris captained the squad for eight seasons en route to earning the MISL's Defender of the Year award twice, in 2005 and 2009. Totaling 150 goals in over 300 career games, Morris helped the KiXX to league titles in both 2001 and 2007. In 2010-11, his final season in the MISL, Morris earned his third MISL Defender of the Year honor with the Baltimore Blast.
In addition to playing for the KiXX, Morris became a Philadelphia KiXX camp instructor in 2001 and a site director after his first two years with the organization.
Morris is a former All-American, Philadelphia Soccer Seven MVP, and four-time All-Soccer Seven selection at Philadelphia University. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in finance and was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
A native of Philadelphia, Morris is a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and former Philadelphia Catholic League MVP. He owns more than 30 international caps as a member of the U.S. National Futsal Team and has participated in the World Championships, Pan-American Games, and a CONCACAF qualifier.