Eric MorrillMorrill, who spent the past three seasons in the same position at Ohio University, replaces long-time assistant coach Jim Gibson, who left in late March for a head coaching position at the Virginia Military Institute.
"We're extremely thrilled to have Eric join our staff," Wirnsberger said. "He will play a vital role in helping us take the necessary steps to compete at the top of the EIWA. He brings a wealth of experience to our organization and will be able to hit the ground running. We're expecting him to have a big influence on the development of our lightweight wrestlers."
At Ohio University, Morill helped mentor one All-American and 11 NCAA qualifiers. In 2015-16, his first season with the program, a record seven Bobcats qualified for the NCAA Championships, with Cody Walters earning All-American accolades for the second year in a row.
Ohio University finished third at the 2016 MAC Championships and fifth at the 2018 edition. The Bobcats went an impressive 13-3 during the 2015-16 campaign and, over the course of Morrill's time in Athens, had one wrestler win a MAC title and three finish as MAC runner-up. The program also brought in its highest ranked recruiting class, with three recruits slotted in the top 100 nationally.
Before joining the Bobcat staff, Morill spent four seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at ACC powerhouse Virginia Tech. During his time in Blacksburg, the Hokies won the 2013 and 2014 ACC Championships and placed a then program-best eighth at the 2014 NCAA Championships. Morill worked directly with nine All-Americans and the first NCAA finalist in school history.
Morrill was a three-time NCAA qualifier at Edinboro University, where he graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Health Studies. Morrill, who wrestled at 125 pounds his first three seasons before bumping up to the 133-pound weight class as a senior, posted a 90-45 record. As a junior, he compiled a 31-9 ledger and was ranked as high as fourth in the country. As a senior, he went 24-10, won an Eastern Wrestling League title and qualified for the NCAA Championships at his new weight class. He also placed second at the EWL Championships as a sophomore and fourth as a true freshman.
Morrill received his master's degree in 2017 from Ohio University in Recreation & Sport Sciences with a concentration in Coaching Education and his Health Counselor Certification in 2013 from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition.