Brandon Morton enters his second season as the Valkyries Head Coach of the Cross Country and Track & Field program. While at Converse, Morton has coached 9 All-Conference performers and 22 school records.
The 2017-18 season the program saw Serenity Hunt win the Conference Carolinas Championship and set the conference record in the long jump.
During Morton's first season at Converse, the track and field program took a major step forward finishing a program's best fourth.
Morton comes to Converse from South Carolina State University where he worked with the men's and women's cross country/track and field programs for two years. Morton also served as the recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs.
While at SC State, Morton coached a 400-meter hurdler to a MEAC Championship and a NCAA Championship qualifier.
Prior to SC State, he spent three years at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) as an assistant track and field coach. While there, Morton coached 44 Atlantic Sun (A-Sun) All-Conference performances, 15 individual conference champions and six conference record holders. As well as, 11 NCAA East Regional Qualifiers, 11 school record holders and one All-American Honorable Mention Relay team.
During the 2011-12 season both of the ETSU's men's and women's track and field teams received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team Honors. In 2012-13 two of his athletes were selected to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
Prior to his stint at ETSU, Morton served as an assistant at Campbell University. During his tenure at Campbell, he coached 13 A-Sun Conference Champions, nine NCAA East Regional Qualifiers and 61 A-Sun All-Conference performers. Coach Morton is USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning certified.
Morton was a standout track performer at Winthrop. He was a two-time NCAA East Regional Qualifier and Big South Conference Champion. Morton was named Big South All-Conference seven times.
The Greenwood, S.C. native earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Winthrop in 2005 and his Master's in Exercise Science from Campbell in 2010.
Morton along with his wife, Shelitha Cole-Morton, resides in the Greenville area.