Former West Virginia College All-American Morgan Bullock has been introduced as the brand new assistant coach at NCAA Division I Niagara College in Lewiston, New York. She is going to function an assistant for each the boys’s and ladies’s groups and can function this system’s first full-time assistant coach.
Niagara head coach Eric Bugby joined this system mid-season final 12 months, after this system’s earlier head coach, Ben Nigro, left this system in early October after 3 current or former members of the women’s swimming & diving team sued the varsity, saying that they have been sexually harassed by members of the varsity’s males’s staff, and that Nigro didn’t correctly deal with the difficulty.
Considered one of Nigro’s first duties was to rent this system’s first full-time assistant coach, although finally none was by no means introduced final season.
“I’m past excited to have Morgan be a part of our swimming and diving program,” Bugby stated. “She has a unprecedented background and the schooling wanted to be a terrific coach and mentor for the Purple Eagles. She was the most effective swimmers in West Virginia College historical past and will likely be one of many prime up-and-coming coaches in school swimming. Morgan could have the quick impression any program is searching for to begin a season, nevertheless it’s much more vital in the course of a pandemic. Niagara College swimming and diving has thrilling days forward and I do know we will likely be even higher with Morgan on board.”
Bullock was a four-year member of the West Virginia girls’s swimming staff, competing within the fly and the IM. She was a three-time All-Massive 12 First Staff choice, in addition to an Honorable Point out All-American for the 200 fly following the 2017-18 season. Bullock holds the Mountaineer information within the 200 fly and 200 IM and was on the 200 free and 400 medley record-breaking relay groups.
Bullock’s most up-to-date teaching expertise got here by way of a 12 months of personal lesson. She has additionally labored as a coach at Membership Mountaineer Swimming, the place she labored with primarily 8-16 12 months outdated swimmers since 2017, and with 9-10s at Zeeland Age Group Swimming in 2016 in her hometown of Zeeland, Michigan.
She graduated from West Virginia in Might 2020 with a bachelor’s diploma in athletic teaching schooling and a minor in sports activities and train psychology. She didn’t qualify for the 2020 NCAA Championships, although that meet was finally canceled due to the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m over the moon with pleasure to be becoming a member of the Purple Eagle household this fall,” stated Bullock. “I’m wanting ahead to having everybody safely again on campus and to proceed the expansion of the staff out and in of the water. I might additionally like to supply a particular thanks to Niagara College and head coach Eric Bugby for giving me this chance.”
Niagara competes within the MAAC, which has already canceled the autumn 2020 sports activities season for its member establishments. The convention has not but introduced a choice on the winter season, which incorporates swimming & diving.
Final season, the Niagara girls completed seventh out of 10 groups on the MAAC Championships, whereas the Niagara males completed ninth out of 10 groups. For each groups, that was decrease than they positioned the 12 months prior, the place the ladies have been fifth and the boys have been eighth. The seventh place end by the ladies was their lowest since 2016.