Chris Morris begins his first season as the Husson head baseball coach in 2020.
Chris Morris ‘10 was named the Head Coach at Husson University in August of 2019. Morris returns to Husson after coaching stints at Brandeis University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Morris was the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Brandeis University prior to his appointment here at Husson. Morris headed up the nationwide recruiting effort on top of running the daily operations of the pitching staff. Prior to Brandeis, Morris spent three seasons as an assistant at MIT in Cambridge, MA. The Engineers captured the 2016 ECAC Division III New England Championship.
From 2016-2018, Morris was the head coach of the Sanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). He led the Moose to the NECBL Northern Division Title and was named the 2016 Joel Cooney Manager of the Year for his efforts. In total, Morris has coached over 20 players that have gone on to sign professional contracts.
Prior to joining the MIT staff, Morris was an assistant baseball and football coach here at Husson University. "I am very honored to be named the head baseball coach at Husson University," remarks Morris. "It is with great pride that I take this position. There has always been a strong tradition of success in the baseball program and I look forward to continuing that success."
Morris began his coaching career as the head coach and general manager of the American Legion team in Brewer, Maine (2009-12), winning back-to-back Zone 1 Championships in 2010 and 2011.
A 2010 graduate of Husson, Morris was a four-year letter-winner and team captain with the baseball program while lettering twice in football for the Eagles. Morris went on to earn an M.Ed. from Endicott College in 2014. He currently resides in Hampden with his wife Kathleen and son Max.
Cejay Suarez enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Husson baseball team in 2020, working primarily with the pitchers.
Suarez most recently was an Assistant Baseball Coach at Bridgton Academy, an all male post-graduate school in North Bridgton Maine. At Bridgton, Suarez was in charge of the day to day operations of the pitching staff, including the implementation of in-season and offseason throwing programs along with assisting Aaron Izaryk in the recruiting efforts.
After his initial start in the coaching role with the Wolverines, Suarez was an Assistant Baseball Coach for the now defunct Plymouth Pilgrims in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. In his two years on staff, he helped the Pilgrims to the Southern Division finals after the team compiled a 50-35 record during that time. Through his first two summers in Plymouth, he coached 14 players that went on to sign Major League Baseball contracts. Suarez is in his second year as the Head Baseball Coach of the Sanford Mainers in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
Suarez will be in charge of the daily operations of the pitching staff at Husson University as well as heading up the programs recruiting efforts.
Zach Sugar enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Husson baseball program in 2020, working primarily with the outfielders. He will also serve as the program's defensive coordinator.
During the summers, Sugar is the head coach of the Hampden RH Foster Riverdogs Senior American Legion team. In the summer of 2019, Sugar led the Riverdogs to a State Championship as well as a berth into the New England Regional.
Sugar earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Management from Husson in 2016.
A native of Canton, Conn., Sugar attended South Canton High School.