Huntsville Rounds Out Staff by Hiring Morgan

Alabama-Huntsville has hired Gavin Morgan as an assistant coach, rounding out incoming head coach Chris Luongo’s staff.

Morgan, a former Denver forward, played 11 years in the pros before turning to coaching with the Chargers.

“As a player, Gavin has achieved success through hard work and determination,” Luongo said in a statement. “His relentless work ethic and his experience playing at the highest levels of college and pro hockey, including the NHL, make him a valuable asset for teaching our young players the finer points of how to be a successful student-athlete. He will work primarily with our forwards but will also be involved with our special teams.”

Mike Warde also was hired as an assistant coach this month.

Morgan played at Denver from 1996 to 1999, helping the Pioneers to the 1999 WCHA playoff championship.

He played six games in the NHL for Dallas in 2003, and also played in the Montreal, St. Louis, Chicago and Phoenix minor league systems.