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Morris will participate in the prestigious TopConnect Basketball Symposium

Shaun MorrisAssistant Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at Quinnipiac University, has been selected to participate in the prestigious 2024 TopConnect Basketball Symposium, held Monday, June 10, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, presented by Teamworks and VanWagner. Developed by ETSU Athletic Director Dr. Richard Sander, TopConnect identifies the best assistant coaches in basketball in the country and matches them with athletic directors of mid-sized companies, providing tremendous networking and leadership development opportunities for both parties.

In its seventh year, TopConnect develops educational programs that allow these top assistant coaches to hear from a variety of successful leaders and speakers. The 2024 symposium will be led by Kristi Dosh of College Sports Solutions and Dan Poneman of Poneman & Naiditch Representation.

Panel discussions include:

  • Head coach in the first and second year
  • Looking back: If I had known then what I know today
  • New realities in university sports: NIL
  • Sports directors: who, why, how and what
  • Search companies

Topics of the breakout sessions:

  • Manage upwards
  • NIL & Collectives
  • Creating and preserving culture
  • Roster management / personnel management

The three-word mantra “Connect. Prepare. Lead.” describes the purpose of TopConnect.

Shaun Morris just completed his seventh season with the Bobcats in the 2023/24 season. He was promoted from Head Coach to Associate Head Coach in July 2023 Tom Pecora.

Morris helped Quinnipiac to a record-breaking 2023-24 season, as the Bobcats set a new record for total wins (24) and won their first MAAC regular season title. QU's 19-4 start through its first 23 games was the program's best start to a year since the 1965-66 season. Morris pioneered a Quinnipiac offense that set a new record for total points (2,630).

The Bobcats went 15-5 in conference play during the regular season under Morris's guidance. Quinnipiac won 10 straight games from January 5 to February 8. The Bobcats finished January 7-0, recording the first perfect month in the university's Division I history.


If you have any questions about TopConnect, please contact Dr. Richard Sander at [email protected]. TopConnect works in conjunction with Connected Media, LLC, East Tennessee State University's Global Sport Leadership Doctoral Program, VanWagner, and Teamworks.