Donald Morris
Donald Morris
Title: Head Coach, Men's Basketball
Phone: 617.868.9600 x2302

Donald Morris began his collegiate coaching career at Lesley University as an assistant coach during the 2006-07 season and took over a year later as the head coach.

In his time at Lesley, he has had six players receive professional playing contracts, coached the first All-American in Lesley program history, and had players win the National Founders Award and been named Regional Scholar Baller.

As a former Lynx player, Morris brings a firm grasp and knowledge of Lesley University and the Greater New England Area recruiting scene. In just his first season, he led his 2007-08 team to the North Atlantic Conference championship game through his tireless recruiting efforts and on-court skill development.

Morris started his coaching career with the AAU Bay State Jaguars, which he guided to a berth in the YBOA Nationals. Before joining the Lynx, Morris was a volunteer assistant at Newbury College.  He has coached at exclusive basketball camps such as Five Star, Red Auerbach School, Boston Celtics Camp, Dana Barros Camp, and has worked with staff members from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, and Maine Red Claws. He has also led the New England Bay State Games team to a gold medal. He enjoys working with youth players and is currently the boys' basketball coach at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Through his Basketball 2 the Limit program, he has sent over 100 players to colleges and schools around the country.

Morris began his basketball career as a four year starter at nearby Somerville (MA) High School. During his four years at SHS, Donald was team MVP and defensive player of the year. He was a two-time G.B.L. All Star and was named as one of the "preseason players to watch" by The Boston Globe and Boston Herald. He graduated from SHS with a scholarship from Notre Dame Prep, one of the top prep schools in New England.

He graduated from NDP and received a full scholarship to Dean College, where he was a two-year captain, team MVP, and an all-conference nominee.  Morris then played at Southern New Hampshire University prior to playing for and graduating from Lesley.

Following his collegiate basketball career, he was invited to try out for several American Basketball Association teams including the Boston Frenzy, New Jersey Express, and the Manchester Millrats.

Coach Morris' education includes an associate's degree in sports management from Dean College and a bachelor's degree in sports management from Lesley University.