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Bryan Morrison
Head Coach
2006-07 Men's Swimming & Diving Coaches

Bryan Morrison, Ph.D., CSCS, was named head coach of the Valparaiso University swimming and diving program prior to the 2004-2005 season after spending time at Arizona State University & the University of Southern California.

In 2007 he was awarded the Coach Practitioner distinction from the National Strength & Conditioning Association.  There have only been 45 people awarded this honor from over 29,000 professionals in the field.

Since taking over the helm of the Crusaders, Morrison’s athletes have broken 23 school records, and currently hold eight of the top spots all-time on the men’s side and seven of the top times on the women’s side.  In addition, 16 of Morrison’s athletes have earned All Mid-Continent Conference accolades for their performances in the pool.  During the 2006-2007 season, six swimmers earned All-Conference accolades, the most for the Valpo programs since his arrival.

He recently completed his doctorate degree in exercise science from Arizona State titled “The effect of stroke rate and stroke length on drag and energy expenditure in swimming.”  While doing so, Morrison was a part of two research grants related to swimming.  

Morrison received his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Southern California in 2000 after finishing his bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University in biomedical engineering in 1997.  While at Michigan State, Morrison swam freestyle for the Spartans before an injury ended his competitive career and started his coaching career.

At Valparaiso, Morrison is also an assistant professor of physical education and is also the Director of the Exercise Science program.

2006-07 Men's Swimming & Diving
Men's Swimming & Diving Coaches
Bryan Morrison
Head Coach
Eric Skelly
Assistant Coach
Rich Lowe
Diving Coach
Beth Groselle
Graduate Assistant
Barbara Tyree
Volunteer Assistant
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler