Morgan Bullock Named Assistant Swimming Coach at Niagara

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Niagara swimming and diving head coach Eric Bugby has announced the hiring of Morgan Bullock, who will serve as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.

“I’m beyond excited to have Morgan join our swimming and diving program,” Bugby said. “She has an extraordinary background and the education needed to be a great coach and mentor for the Purple Eagles. She was one of the best swimmers in West Virginia University history and will be one of the top up-and-coming coaches in college swimming. Morgan will have the immediate impact any program is looking for to start a season, but it’s even more critical in the middle of a pandemic. Niagara University swimming and diving has exciting days ahead and I know we will be even better with Morgan on board.”

Bullock was a four-year member of the West Virginia women’s swimming team, competing in the fly and the IM. She was a three-time All-Big 12 First Team selection, as well as an Honorable Mention All-American for the 200 fly following the 2017-18 season. Bullock holds the Mountaineer records in the 200 fly and 200 IM and was on the 200 free and 400 medley record-breaking relay teams.

Bullock has been giving private swimming lessons since June 2019 and has been a coach at Club Mountaineer Swimming, where she coached kids aged 8-16 in the fundamentals of swimming, since 2017. Bullock earned her first coaching experience during the summer of 2016, coaching kids aged 9-10 in the fundamentals of swimming at Zeeland Age Group Swimming in her hometown of Zeeland, Michigan.

“I’m over the moon with excitement to be joining the Purple Eagle family this fall,” Morgan Bullock said. “I’m looking forward to having everyone safely back on campus and to continue the growth of the team in and out of the water. I would also like to offer a special thank you to Niagara University and head coach Eric Bugby for giving me this opportunity.”

Bullock graduated from West Virginia in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic coaching education and a minor in sports and exercise psychology.

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