Wolves Add Three New Staffers
October 29, 2012
Greg Williams, Dawud Morris and John Stuart have all recently been added to the staff directory of the Cheyney University Athletic Department. Williams came on board as the new Head Women's Tennis Coach, Morris has been named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and Stuart has been given additional responsibilities as the Equipment Manager.
Williams is a former Director of Neighborhood Based Programming for the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, a position that he has held since 2009. Williams has more than 20 years coaching experience and, in that time, has coached professionals, collegians and junior players. Before he became a professional coach, Williams was an accomplished player in his own right. During his years at Hampton, he was a three-time All American and was ranked as high as #2 in singles in NCAA Division II and owned the top spot in doubles. Upon graduating from Hampton, Williams was named Director of Racquet Sports and Head Tennis Professional at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, PA. He held that position for nine years before branching out on his own as the Director of Greg Williams Tennis. He is certified by the US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the US Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR). Williams resides in Phoenixville.
"Dawud brings a wealth of knowledge and loyalty to the Cheyney Men's basketball program," stated head Coach Dominique Stephens. "He is extremely familiar with the systems we run both offensively and defensively. His knowledge of the PSAC is second to none." This is Morris' first foray in college coaching. He has previously coached youth in the United Kingdom. Morris played high school basketball in Philadelphia at Strawberry Mansion High School during the 2001-2002 season and was a major contributor in the Knights 24-4 overall record and PIAA Championship. Morris was named Most Valuable Player of the championship contest against Northeast HS and NBA professional Kyle Lowry. After graduation, Morris attended Lackawanna Junior College for two seasons (02-04) where he would be named honorable mention All -Conference both seasons. Morris continued his college basketball career at Cheyney (2006-08). He was an integral member of the squad that went on to the NCAAs in 2008 and played alongside Cheyney University standouts Edwin Braswell and Dominique Curry. Morris graduated from Cheyney University in 2009 with a degree in business and chose to take his talent to the professional level where he played in the United Kingdom for the Milton Keynes Lions for one season where he was named Newcomer of the Year. During his time overseas, Morris received a leadership achievement award and a certificate of appreciation award by the fans. Morris is married to the former Jessica Fulton, a former student athlete at Cheyney. Their two daughters, Taylor and Brooke, reside with them in Philadelphia.
Earlier this fall, John Stuart was named the University's Equipment Manager. John Stuart arrived at Cheyney University in 2010 after spending two seasons as the defensive back coach for Bishop McDevitt High School (Wyncote, PA), his alma mater. Stuart helped mentor the young secondary into a solid unit. Under his tutelage, four members of the secondary received All-Catholic honors. Stuart graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Physical Education. He was a four year letterman and a three year starter as a defensive back. He played in the 1993 Division II national championship game and holds the IUP record for the longest interception return for a touchdown (91 yards). While at IUP, Stuart also competed in track and field. He competed in the 1997 Division II national outdoor track and field championships in the 110H and 400IH. From 2002-04, Stuart was a member of the Albany Conquest of the Arena 2 Football League. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Stuart is a native of Philadelphia, where he still resides.