Buddy Morris, who worked for UB under Warde Manuel and Turner Gill, will be returning to the University to take over the position vacated by Zachery Duval earlier this month.
Morris got his start in 1980 with the Pitt Panthers under coach Jackie Sherrill. Having attended Pitt he stayed on for a decade before starting up his own private practice. Morris has since worked for Butch Davis with the Cleveland Browns. Then after finding life in the NFL not to his liking he joined Gill at UB in 2006.
The Stache lured Morris away six months after starting at Buffalo. He stayed at Pitt until Wannstedt and his staff were dismissed after the 2010 season.
Morris trademark is to focus on total conditioning and preparation. His workout regimens are highly regarded and include a focus on strength training, speed development, conditioning, agility training and flexibility.
Morris' take on football strength and conditioning was featured in a 2009 issue of Sporting News.