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<div class="coach-drills sr"> <div class="title">Jim Morris&nbsp;Drills</div> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Pitching Drills</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Outfield Drills</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Catcher Drills</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Have Your Team Prepared For Every Situation</a></li> <li><a href="">The 3-minute Drill</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">How Can the JUGS Machine Help Your Team</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Playbook</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="coach-biography sr"> <div class="coach-biography-wrapper"><img class="coach-avatar" src="" alt="" /> <div class="title">Jim Morris, <br />2-time NCAA National Champion</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>National Coach of the Year Honors</strong></p> <p>2001 &amp; 1999 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper<br />2001 &amp; 1999 American Baseball Coaches' Association<br />1994 Baseball America</p> <p><strong>Conference Coach of the Year Honors</strong><br />2008 Atlantic Coast Conference</p> <p>It doesn't matter if his roster is full of rookies or veterans, University of Miami head coach Jim Morris continues to produce some of college baseball's most consistent and dominant teams entering his 24th season in Coral Gables. With a talented staff around him, Morris' Hurricanes are continually the class of collegiate baseball, having won national titles in 1999 and 2001 and the ACC Baseball Regular Season Championship in 2008, 2014 and 2016.</p> <p>In his 23-season tenure at Miami, no program has qualified for the College World Series as much as Morris and his Hurricanes. Miami, which has qualified for the NCAA Tournament a college baseball-record 44 consecutive years, has made it to Omaha in 13 of Morris' 23 seasons in Coral Gables - including most recently in 2016, when Miami was awarded the No. 3 national seed for the NCAA postseason.</p> <p>Morris set an NCAA record for guiding a program to the CWS in each of his first six years at UM. In addition, Morris has won 17 of 23 NCAA Regional appearances at UM, including a record 13 straight to start his tenure in Coral Gables. His teams have qualified for NCAA Regionals for the last 32 years - all 23 at Miami and his final nine at Georgia Tech.</p> <p>A three-time national coach of the year and 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, Morris has directed the Hurricanes to a 1,031-419-3 (.710) mark since arriving in 1994. Including his 12 seasons at Georgia Tech (1982-93), Morris has forged a 1,535-663-4 (.697) Division I record in 35 years as a head coach. Overall, Morris has been the head coach at the collegiate level for 39 seasons, spending the first four at DeKalb (Ga.) C.C. from 1976-79, and has recorded a 1,666-704-4 (.702) mark.</p> <p>In addition to carrying on Miami's great baseball reputation in the last 23 years, Morris personally led the charge in the construction of Alex Rodriguez Park, and logged hundreds of hours raising funds for the stadium's renovation prior to its reopening in 2009.</p> <p>Morris reached two coaching milestones in 2016, as he led the program to its 25th College World Series appearance in history, its third straight ACC Coastal Division title and the program's second ACC Regular Season Championship in a three-year span. The Hurricanes posted a 50-win season (50-14) for the second straight year, marking the first such instance for Miami since 1998 / 1999.</p> <p>Morris became just the sixth coach in the history of Division I baseball to reach the 1,500-win plateau when Miami topped Louisville 8-4 in dramatic fashion on March 18, 2016. A walk-off grand slam from Willie Abreu gave Morris his 1,500th.</p> <p>Eight days later, Miami topped Clemson 5-4 in 11 innings - also in walk-off fashion - to send Morris to his 1,000th win at the helm of the Hurricanes.</p> <p>Under his direction, the Hurricanes set the program record for fielding percentage with a sparkling .983 mark in 2016, a figure that ranked best nationwide. Seven Hurricanes were selected in the first round in 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including the program's first first-round selection since 2010 in catcher Zack Collins (No. 10, Chicago White Sox). Morris also helped guide two Hurricanes to a pair of major awards: Collins became the first Hurricane to win the Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top collegiate catcher in 2016, while Bryan Garcia set the program saves record and became the first Hurricane to win the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award as the nation's top relief pitcher.</p> <p>In 2015, Morris led the Hurricanes to their second straight ACC Coastal Division title, the 24th College World Series appearance in program history, and reached the 50-win mark for the 12th time.</p> <p>Morris entered 2015 among the winningest active coaches in Division I baseball with 1,435 wins. He wasted little time in moving up the record books, moving into sole possession of eighth place in all-time wins (1,439) on Feb. 15 with a 25-4 win over Rutgers and then seventh place with a 9-5 win over Louisville on March 7 (1,445).</p> <p>Miami captured the 2014 ACC Regular Season Championship under his watch, recording 24 wins in conference play for the first time in program history. The conference win total set a new record for the program and tied the ACC's all-time single-season win total at the time.</p> <p>Morris reached two coaching milestones in the first half of the 2014 season. He became just the eighth Division I coach to reach 1,400 wins in a 5-2 win over Boston College on March 8, and won his 900th game at Miami in a 7-1 upset of No. 3 Virginia on March 22. The Hurricanes, who have never missed the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship since joining the ACC in 2004, qualified for their 10th straight conference tournament under Morris and earned a Regional host spot for their 42nd consecutive postseason trip.</p> <p>On March 15, 2013, Morris won his 1,500th game as a head coach in signature fashion - upsetting No. 1 North Carolina on the road at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.</p> <p>Morris has reached a number of other coaching milestones in his time in Coral Gables. His 1,000th Division-I game on April 4, 2004, at his old stomping grounds at Georgia Tech. He also achieved another milestone during the 2004 season, winning his 500th game at the helm of the Miami program. Morris' 500th win came just a few weeks following his 1,000th overall win as a Division-I head coach by beating Florida State 7-3 on April 17. His 600th win at Miami fittingly came in UM's 2006 Regional Opener against San Francisco on June 2, an 11-2 win that began the greatest run to the postseason in Miami's history. He is the second Hurricanes' head coach to win 500 games at Miami, joining Ron Fraser, who won 1,271 games from 1963-1992 in Coral Gables.</p> <p>The 2008 season saw the Hurricanes reach their 11th CWS and reach the 50-win plateau for the seventh time under Morris. The team finished with an overall record of 53-11 (.828), the highest winning percentage for a Miami team in 16 seasons. The Hurricanes, after going 43-8 overall and 23-5 in ACC play during the regular season, went on to win their first ACC title at the 2008 ACC Championship in Jacksonville. Miami would go on to host and win both the Coral Gables Regional (vs. Bethune-Cookman, Mississippi and Missouri) and the Coral Gables Super Regional (vs. Arizona) on its path to Omaha. Morris earned ACC Coach of the Year honors for his leadership in 2008 while eight Hurricanes were named to the All-ACC team, including left-hander Chris Hernandez, who was named ACC Freshman of the Year.</p> <p>For the first time in school history, three Hurricanes were selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft in 2008. Junior first baseman Yonder Alonso (7th overall to the Cincinnati Reds), junior second baseman Jemile Weeks (12th overall to the Oakland Athletics) and junior right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez (27th overall to the Minnesota Twins) were the first three of eight total `Canes taken in the 2008 draft.</p> <p>Affectionately known as "3" by those surrounding the UM program, Morris and the Hurricanes claimed the 2001 National Championship with a 12-1 victory over Stanford in the College World Series finale at Rosenblatt Stadium. The 11-run margin of victory over the Cardinal tied a 45-year-old CWS record for a championship game, while the Hurricanes' 12.3 runs per game set a new CWS mark. Miami had also defeated Tennessee twice, 21-13 and 12-6, and Southern California, 4-3, to advance to the title game.</p> <p>Miami finished the 2001 season riding a NCAA-high 17-game win streak, including a nine-game sweep during the postseason. The Hurricanes claimed the Coral Gables Regional championship with wins over Bucknell, Florida and Stetson, followed by a two-game sweep of Clemson in the Coral Gables Super Regional. The Hurricanes' 53-12 overall record in 2001 marked the most in wins (53) and winning percentage (.815) under Morris. Miami also led the nation in stolen bases (228) and relief pitcher appearances (223). Morris also saw school record 11 players were drafted and two more signed to free agent contracts off his 2001 squad.</p> <p>Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the American Baseball Coaches Association each honored Morris with its National Coach of the Year honors following his 2001 title to give him five such honors for his career. He additionally won top honors from Collegiate Baseball and the ABCA after the Hurricanes defeated Florida State, 6-5, for the 1999 National Championship. Morris' first National Coach of the Year honor came in his first season at Miami in 1994.</p> </div> </div>