April 22, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women’s basketball head coach Sharon Versyp announced the promotion of Nadine Morgan to become the Boilermakers’ Associate Head Coach on Tuesday morning. Morgan has been a member of Versyp’s staff for the last nine years, including eight seasons on the Boilermaker sidelines.
“This is a well-earned and well-deserved promotion for Coach Morgan,” said Versyp. “She has been my right-hand since we arrived on campus, and has been a key component of our success during our time here. We’re blessed to have her as a Boilermaker.”
Morgan has been a crucial component in the Boilermakers’ recruiting success over the past eight seasons, earning top-25 recognition from at least one of the various recruiting rankings in every class at Purdue. Seven of the eight have earned a spot inside the top-15, including this fall’s incoming class, and three have earned recognition inside the national top-10.
The guard development over the past eight seasons can be greatly attributed to Morgan as well, as the Boilermakers have recruited and improved some of the top guards in school history. Names such as FahKara Malone, Brittany Rayburn, KK Houser and Courtney Moses have left their imprints in the Boilermaker record books and their success can be securely tied to Versyp and Morgan.
“This promotion can be attributed to the outstanding hard-work and professional development Coach Morgan has displayed over the past eight seasons at Purdue,” added Versyp. “It not only sheds light on her tremendous work ethic, but also how important she is to Purdue women’s basketball. She’s a key part of our program.”
The Boilermakers finished up a 22-9 season in March, marking their fourth straight 20+ win season, and their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in eight years.