UMSL names new assistant women’s basketball coach

Morgan Shipley

University of Missouri–St. Louis head women’s basketball coach Lisa Curliss-Taylor has announced the appointment of Morgan Shipley as assistant women’s basketball coach.

“I am pleased to have Morgan become a part of our program,” said Curliss-Taylor. “He is positive, loyal and will bring a balance to our staff. Morgan also has a great presence with the players and those he has worked with previously.”

Shipley comes to UMSL following a two-year stint as graduate assistant at NCAA Division I member Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. While a member of the Lady Topper staff, Shipley was responsible for team film exchange, as well as assisting with the coordination of academic affairs within the program. He was also in charge of overseeing student managers and aided in the organization of Lady Topper summer camps.

A native of Scottsville, Ky., Shipley also spent four years (2004-08) as an assistant boys basketball coach at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Ky. During his time at WCHS, he helped lead the Dragons to four straight Kentucky High School Athletic Association Sweet Sixteen appearances.

Shipley also served as head coach for the 2009-10 Kentucky Blast, an Amateur Athletic Union team.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in entrepreneurship from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green in 2008 and his master’s degree in recreation and sports administration from WKU in 2010.

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