Pat Morris, a former defender with the Philadelphia KiXX, enters his fifth season as an assistant coach on the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer coaching staff with former KiXX teammate and coach Don D’Ambra in 2014.
In 2013, Morris helped coach the Hawks to their first Atlantic 10 postseason appearance since 1994. Saint Joseph’s held a scoreless tie with George Mason before the Patriots advanced on penalty kicks. With the draw, the Hawks concluded their season with a 5-8-6 overall record, marking the first time since 2007 that the men’s soccer program had notched more than two league wins in one season.
A seven-time All-MISL selection, Morris’ professional career spanned 11 years, 10 of which he played for the KiXX. Morris captained the squad for eight seasons en route to earning the MISL’s Defender of the Year award twice, in 2005 and 2009. Totaling 150 goals in over 300 career games, Morris helped the KiXX to league titles in both 2001 and 2007. In 2010-11, his final season in the MISL, Morris earned his third MISL Defender of the Year honor with the Baltimore Blast.
In addition to playing for the KiXX, Morris became a Philadelphia KiXX camp instructor in 2001 and a site director after his first two years with the organization.
Morris is a former All-American, Philadelphia Soccer Seven MVP, and four-time All-Soccer Seven selection at Philadelphia University. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in finance and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
A native of Philadelphia, Morris is a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and former Philadelphia Catholic League MVP. He owns more than 30 international caps as a member of the U.S. National Futsal Team and has participated in the World Championships, Pan-American Games, and a CONCACAF qualifier.