John Morrey
John Morrey Image
Position: Assistant Coach
Years Coached: 8th Season

Morrey is in his eighth season as an assistant coach with the Saint Xavier University baseball coaching staff after spending 12 years as head baseball coach at NCAA Division I Xavier University (1993-2004) in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He will work primarily with the Cougar infielders and catchers this season.

Morrey was the head baseball coach at Saint Xavier University from 1980-1992 and was named NAIA National Coach of the Year during the 1988 season when his team finished 58-25 overall and a perfect 9-0 in conference play.  He was inducted into the SXU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 for his impressive career as baseball coach at Saint Xavier.  Morrey brings 35 years of coaching experience to SXU and has amassed 861 wins as a collegiate head coach.

Morrey lives with his wife, Laurie, in Joliet, Ill.  The couple has a 29-year-old daughter, Sara.  He graduated from Lewis University (Ill.) with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1970 and earned his master degree in physical education from George Williams University (Ill.) in 1975.

Roster for 2012 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Dan WetzelFRIF/PR/R6-0150Tinley Park, Ill.Providence Catholic
2Tom SimekSR2BR/R5-7160New Lenox, Ill.St. Laurence
6Austin LehmannSRP/SSR/R6-0180Shorewood, Ill.Minooka
7Lucas FritschJRPR/R6-2200Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
8Andy KovarikFR3B/PR/R6-3205Crystal Lake, Ill.Prairie Ridge
9Adam KoglinSRIFR/R5-11185Henderson, Nev.UNLV/Silverado
10David GunstFRIFR/R5-11170New Palestine, Ind.New Palestine
11Mike PokersJR3BR/R6-2190Lansing, Ill.Andrean
14Tyler PeperFRCFR/L5-10150New Palestine, Ind.New Palestine
18Marcos SotoFRCR/R5-8190Chicago, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
19Brad MyjakSOOFL/R6-1210Tinley Park, Ill.Mount Carmel
20Chris KleinSOOF/PR/R6-1200Huntley, Ill.Huntley
21Jim PipoloSRCR/R6-2225Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
22Thomas KeatingSO1BR/R6-3215Chicago, Ill.Joliet JC/St. Laurence
24Dan MatonSOPR/R6-3185Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield North
25Bryan VillanovaFRCL/R5-11215Chicago, Ill.St. Laurence
27Michael GaffiganSRPL/L6-4185Orland Park, Ill.Western Carolina/Triton CC/Sandburg
30Mike KlettJRPL/L6-4215Plainfield, Ill.Western Michigan/Plainfield North
31Mike StirlingJRPR/R6-1185Thornton, Ill.Mount Carmel
33Tony O'SheaJRC/OFL/R5-10170Valparaiso, Ind.Mount Carmel
44Scott VachonSOP/DHR/R6-6240Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield North
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