Charleston Southern men's basketball coach Barclay Radebaugh announced the hiring of Michael Morrell as an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season.
In his first year as an assistant coach with the Buccaneers, Morrell will serve as the team's academic and scouting coordinator. He will oversee the improvement of CSU's wing players, among other responsibilities with player development.
Prior to coming to CSU, Morrell spent three years at Clemson, including two season as a full-time member of Oliver Purnell's staff from 2008-10. He served as the director of men's basketball operations during that time, after being promoted in the summer of 2008. Morrell also worked as a graduate assistant on Purnell's staff for the 2007-08 season.
As the team's director of operations, he was in charge of the team's travel arrangements, scheduling, recruiting organization, and hiring and supervising of the managerial staff.
Before being hired as a graduate assistant, Morrell spent two years at King College in Bristol, Tenn., where he served as the school's golf coach and was an assistant with the men's basketball team. He helped the Tornadoes to a 23-11 overall record in the 2006-07 season.
Morrell was a two-sport athlete at Milligan College in northeast Tennessee.
Track and field
College of Charleston sophomore high jumper Emily Smith was selected to compete in the NCAA regional meet at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.
To qualify, the Rock Hill native had to be one of the top 48 performers in the East Region, which spans 25 states from Maine to Florida. The women are set to jump today, and the top 12 finalists will advance to Oregon for the NCAA national meet on June 9-12.
Smith cleared a season-best height of 5-8 1/2 on May 7. She also placed second at the Southern Conference outdoor meet.