The Winston-Salem State University cross country/track & field programs got a lot stronger with the addition of Winston Morris as the teams’ assistant coach. With a wealth of experience and a strong connection to WSSU, Coach Morris is welcome addition to the Rams family.
Prior to joining the Winston-Salem State staff, Morris taught math at the Mathematics, Civics, & Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia. He was also a track & field coach at Delaware Community College.
Morris had some stellar success at the high school He led his team to 11 high school national championships at the famed Vere Tech and also served as a coach on the Jamaican National Under-19 team.
He has coached 16 athletes that have gone on to run in the Olympics for Jamaica and Canada. They are: Beverly McDonald, Merlene Frazer, Dean Hemmings, current Asst. Coach at Centrzl Michigan, Dionne Rse, Asst. Coach at UTEP, Lacena Golding, Claudine Williams, Dahlia Duhaney, Catherine Scott, Asst. Coach at LSU, Debbie Ann Paris, head coach at Fayetteville State, Inez Turner, Aleen Barley, Astia Walker, Michiel McDonald, Michael Blackwood, Leon Gordon, and Karlene Haughton, who ran in the Olympics for Canada.
Morris has earned numerous honors including being named the Educator of the Year (P.J.C & LS) four times. He has also earned a spot on the famed Penn Relays Wall of Fame and was named to the Vere Technical School Hall of Fame. He has also worked at Cheyney University, where he went on to win two State Championships.
He also holds IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) levels 1, 2, & 3 track & field certifications.
Morris holds a Master of Arts degree in Education and is a 1998 graduate of Cheyney University. He is the father to one son, Jamil.