Bucknell wrestling names Morrill as new assistant

LEWISBURG – Bucknell head wrestling coach Dan Wirnsberger announced Tuesday that Eric Morrill has joined his staff as an assistant coach.

Morrill, who spent the past three seasons in the same position at Ohio University, replaces long-time assistant coach Jim Gibson, who left in late March for a head coaching position at the Virginia Military Institute.

“We’re extremely thrilled to have Eric join our staff,” Wirnsberger said. “He will play a vital role in helping us take the necessary steps to compete at the top of the EIWA. He brings a wealth of experience to our organization and will be able to hit the ground running. We’re expecting him to have a big influence on the development of our lightweight wrestlers.”

At Ohio University, Morill helped mentor one All-American and 11 NCAA qualifiers. In 2015-16, his first season with the program, a record seven Bobcats qualified for the NCAA Championships, with Cody Walters earning All-American accolades for the second year in a row.