Published on 9/22/2020.
After five seasons, Brad Morgan will be stepping away from the head baseball coaching role at College of the Redwoods. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Andrew Aiello who has served as both an assistant baseball coach and as the special teams coordinator for the football program. Andrew has been a part of the CR coaching staff since 2017.
“Due to some recent challenges in these last few weeks it became evident that it was time for a change in leadership for the baseball program” said Athletic Director Bob Brown. “Brad is an outstanding baseball coach and an even better human being. He will remain in the department and continue to be an integral part of our faculty and game management staff. We will also be looking to expand his teaching and professional development opportunities.”
Over four and half seasons, with the most recent year being cut short, Morgan accumulated 46 wins, which makes him the third most winning coach in the program’s history. He graduated numerous student athletes and provided multiple opportunities for players to continue their playing careers at the four-year level, or with the local Humboldt Crabs baseball program where he serves as an assistant coach. One of Morgan’s most notable former stars is Kokko Figueiredo who was all-conference at CR in both in 2017 and 2018 and is currently entering his senior season at Cal State Monterey Bay.
“I want to thank the Athletic department and CR for the opportunity I’ve had over the course of these past five years and to especially thank all student athletes I’ve had the privilege to coach and mentor. I look forward to continuing my professional development in coaching, while continuing my teaching and also pursuing potential new opportunities in the department and in game management” said Morgan.
Andrew Aiello will take over as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the semester and through the 2021 season, if there is one. Brown added, “Obviously there is still a lot of uncertainty as to whether we will be able to resume competition this upcoming spring in any sport. However, I am extremely confident that, based on his experience assisting us in baseball, his background as a player, and his familiarity with several of the current players over the past three years, that Andrew will easily and smoothly transition into the interim head position and guide the baseball program to both academic and athletic success in 2020-2021.”
CR hopes to know by early November at the latest what the spring semester will look like in terms of inter-collegiate competition.