Lori Morris, who has spent the last four seasons on the women's
basketball staff at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, joins
the Cal State Fullerton program for her first season on the Titan
gym sidelines in 2012-13.
"I am excited that Lori has chosen to become a member of the Titan
family," Foster said. "She brings with her a myriad of experiences
that will greatly benefit and enhance our program. Her game
expertise combined with the personal characteristics she possesses
makes her a great addition."
Morris recently completed her fourth season with the Ragin' Cajuns
- the last three as the Associate Head Coach - overseeing team
defense and academic progress as well as assisting with the
program's recruiting efforts.
Prior to joining the Louisiana staff, Morris spent one season as
the head coach at Southwestern Junior College and 20 years as the
Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Montgomery High School in
San Diego from 1987-2007. She helped lead the Aztecs to a share of
the South Bay League title and a CIF San Diego Section Division II
runner-up finish in 2007, earning CIF Coach of the Year honors and
a berth in the California state playoffs.
Morris also helped Montgomery High School to Mesa League
championships in 2002 and 2005 and a quartet of Metro League
titles, including three-straight league championships from 1995-97.
She was named the San Diego
Union-Tribune's Coach of the Year in 1997, helping the
Aztecs to a CIF Division II Runner-Up finish and a trip to the
state tournament, and was the CIF's Female Coach of the Year in
Morris played collegiately at the University of San Diego from
1980-84, leading the Toreros in assists all four seasons and
ranking second all-time in school history in that category with
469. Entering the 2011-12 season, she continued to rank among USD's
all-time top 10 in field goal attempts (4th), assists (2nd),
assists per game (3rd), and assist-to-turnover ratio (9th).
Her 162 assists as a sophomore continue to rank third in a single
season while her 129 assists as a senior are fifth best. She twice
posted 13 assists in a game in 1981, ranking tied for second on the
single-game list, while she also holds down two spots on the
school's single-game steals list.
Morris received her bachelor's degree in language arts from San
Diego in 1984 and earned her master's degree in education with an
emphasis in administration from Azusa Pacific University in