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Eddy Morrissey, who has nearly two decades’ worth of coaching experience, just helped the Princeton football team to one of its most historic seasons in the illustrious tradition of the program.
After not having one first-team All-Ivy League offensive lineman since the 2000 season, Princeton had two first-team honorees (Joe Goss and Spenser Huston) in 2013, as well as a second-team selection in Max Coale. While both Goss and Coale were long-time starters under Morrissey, Princeton got production from at least seven offensive linemen who return next season.
En route to the 2013 Ivy League championship, Princeton broke the Ivy League records for both scoring offense (43.7 points per game) and total offense (511.6 yards per game). After scoring 50 points only four times in a span of 469 games entering the 2013 schedule, the Tigers did so five times during their eight wins, including victories over historic rivals Harvard and Yale. That clinched a second straight bonfire at Princeton, a tradition saved for a "Big Three" title.
During the 2012 season, when Princeton had its biggest single-season win improvement in more than two decades, Morrissey's offensive line helped a young Princeton offense rank second in the league in scoring and third in sacks allowed. Huston earned All-Ivy League honors during the season.
Morrissey came to Princeton after a one-year stint at Fordham, where he coached the Rams' offensive line and tight ends as well as serving as the recruiting coordinator. Fordham averaged 28.5 points per game and 488.8 yards per offense last season; the year prior, Fordham averaged 21.6 points and 384.2 yards of total offense per game.
During his time at Oregon, Morrissey assisted with the Ducks' defensive line in 2006 before moving to the offensive side of the football in 2007. During his time in Eugene, Ore., Morrissey coached in three bowl games, the 2006 Las Vegas Bowl, 2007 Sun Bowl and the 2008 Holiday Bowl, and he worked under Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.
Prior to his stay in Oregon, Morrissey spent two seasons as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts. While at UMass, Morrissey coached a two-time first-team all-conference running back and its recruiting class was ranked No. 2 in the country in 2004.
Morrissey also served as an assistant at Northeastern, where he worked with Princeton co-defensive coordinator Jim Salgado, from 1999-2003 and as an assistant at Brown University from 1997-99, helping the Bears to the 1999 Ivy League title. His quarterback at Brown was Perry, who went on to become the all-time passing leader in the Ivy League.
Following his graduation from Plymouth State College in 1992, Morrissey remained with the Panthers as a student assistant in 1993. A quarterback in college, he then became a graduate assistant at Springfield College from 1994-1996. While at Springfield, Morrissey earned his Masters degree in Education.