Morgan joins UA swimming and diving staff

FAYETTEVILLE – Josh Morgan joined the University of Arkansas swimming and diving staff as the director of swimming and diving operations, head coach Jeff Poppell announced recently. “We’re thrilled to have Josh join our staff,” said Poppell. “He understands our background, is familiar with our training and shares our belief in what we need to do as a program to be one of the most successful teams in the country.” Morgan enters his first year with the Lady Razorbacks as the director of swimming and diving operations. Morgan’s primary team responsibilities include video editing and handling the day-to-day office duties for Poppell. Prior to Arkansas, Morgan was an assistant dean of students at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he assisted with the Bolles swim camps for three years under Poppell. He was also a member of the boarding staff and a defensive backs coach for the Bulldogs’ football team. “Josh has a strong background in video editing and we’re excited about using his experience to help analyze and improve our swimmers’ techniques.” The Jacksonville, Fla., native earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 2000 from the University of Florida. After graduating, Morgan was an assistant football coach at Hampden-Sydney College for one year before a short stint as a teacher at Dupont Middle School in Jacksonville, Fla. Morgan is the oldest son of John and Vicky Morgan and has two sisters, Alissa and Taylor. He is pursuing his master’s degree in history at Arkansas. For more information about Arkansas swimming and diving, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.