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Patriots Softball Hires Assistant Coach

Former University of the Cumberlands women’s softball player, Julie Morton, has decided to return to the team by signing as a graduate assistant softball coach. Morton hails from Knoxville, Tennessee and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at Cumberlands.

Morton was graduated from Halls High School in 2001where she received several awards as an athlete including, All-KIL, All-District, All-Region, and All-State. After graduating, she made her way to Cumberlands after being signed by Head Softball Coach Angie Dean. She played under Dean’s instruction during her time as a Patriot and was named to the First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region.

Morton was graduated from Cumberlands in 2006 with a B.S. in General Education and a minor in Psychology. From there, she has volunteered and helped with the softball team in various capacities while she took opportunities to gain experience in teaching by serving as a Substitute Teacher at Williamsburg Independent Schools.

Assistant Coach Morton commented, “The best thing about coaching is having the opportunity to be a positive Christian role model in students’ lives while sharing and teaching a sport that is so important in my life”.

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