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Morgan named Crabs assistant coach

Morgan named Crabs assistant coach
Crabs catcher is back with the club for 2017 season

November 25, 2016
By Jocelyn Robinson

ARCATA — Humboldt Crabs manager, Robin Guiver has tapped Crabs alumni and College of the Redwoods head coach Brad Morgan to be a assistant coach alongside pitching coach Eric Giacone for the 2017 season. Morgan has a long history with the Crabs: he was a catcher for the team in 2007, 2009 and 2010 before working as an assistant coach during the 2011 and 2012 seasons under manager Matt Nutter.

Morgan has deep roots in Humboldt County. He graduated from Eureka High School in 2005 and played for the College of the Redwoods Corsairs in 2006 and 2007 before moving on to the University of New Mexico Highlands. He returned to CR in April 2015 as head coach after former coach Bob Brown became Associate Dean of Health, Physical Education and Athletics at the school. In addition to his coaching duties, Morgan also teaches each semester, including lecture classes in the kinesiology department.

Morgan also spent three summers as manager of the Humboldt Eagles; in 2015, he guided the prep elite team to its first appearance at the American Legion state tournament since 1984, which he calls his most important accomplishment as a baseball coach.

As Crabs assistant coach, Morgan hopes to build the baseball skills and knowledge of new players. “We want to set these incoming players up for success and being able to understand all situations of the game will be key to their success,” he said.

Morgan has stayed active as Crabs alumni since his days as a player, attending many Crabs Alumni Fests over the years. He appreciates the community’s ongoing support of the team. “It’s a nice feeling knowing that people within our community remember the crabs players whether they played last summer or 20 years ago,” he said.

As for those incoming players, there’s one thing Morgan wants to tell them. “This will be one of the best summers of your life,” he said.

For more information regarding the upcoming season, contact info@humboldtcrabs.com