Former Clarkson University head coach Mark Morris is the new bench boss at North Country rival St. Lawrence University.
Morris, who coached the Golden Knights from 1988 to 2002 and led them to nine NCAA Tournament berths in 15 seasons, will take over at Appleton Arena this fall in place of Greg Carvel, who left Canton last month to take the top job at Massachusetts.
A 1981 Colgate graduate, Morris, 58, posted a 306-156-42 mark in Potsdam, according to USCHO.com. He guided Clarkson to five Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference hockey regular-season championships and three league tournament titles in his tenure, plus five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 1995 to 1999.
Morris, who was an assistant at both Union College and St. Lawrence prior to taking over at Clarkson, according to hockeydb.com, has spent the time since Clarkson coaching professional and prep school hockey. He is the only head coach to win at least 300 games both professionally and in college hockey in North America.
A native of Massena, N.Y., Morris was a four-year letterman on the blueline at Colgate, tallying 73 points in 116 career games for the Raiders while helping them to the NCAA Tournament as a senior. He then played professionally with Dallas (CHL) and New Haven (AHL) before embarking on his coaching career with Union in 1984-85.