Moments after being introduced as Frederick High Schools new Assistant Athletic Director, Ronnie Morris proclaimed to the gathered FHS Coaches that it was “good to be home.”
Cadets Athletics Director, Keivette Hammond introduced Morris at the 2019 State of Cadet Athletics Address on Wednesday evening. Ronnie will fill the position previously held by Head Baseball Coach, Phil Rhodes who stepped down from the Assistant AD position in June.
Morris beamed with excitement in his opening remarks, expressing the appreciation he has for Cadet Athletics and the important roles it and Frederick High School has played in his life. He explained, ”I graduated from here, I met my wife here, I even proposed to her in Cadet Stadium, it’s good to be back.” He closed with his expectations and commitment of continuing the long standing tradition of excellence the athletic department has displayed for more than 100 years.
Morris a 2003 graduate of FHS played offensive line for the Cadets football team and was a thrower on Frederick’s track teams. Upon graduating from Frederick he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training from Messiah College in 2007. Ronnie then returned to FHS as a Special Ed Instructional Assistant and coached football and Indoor/Outdoor Track from 2007 to 2012. He also holds a Masters Degree in Education from McDaniel College (2011), and an Administration Certificate from McDaniel College (2017).
The new Assistant AD has spent the past seven years as a Special Education teacher at Tuscarora High School. While with the Titans he has coached varsity football, varsity baseball and was the throws coach for the Indoor and outdoor track teams. Between his time at Frederick and Tuscarora, Morris spent time on the varsity football staffs of both Williamsport and Thomas Johnson High Schools.
Morris will be teaching physical education classes as well as co-teaching the new Academy of Health Professions courses at FHS in the fall. He also be coaching the defensive line on the Cadets varsity football team this year.