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Former Syracuse women’s basketball player Erica Morrow named Orange assistant coach

Morrow repped the Orange and White from 2007-11. She was the program’s second all-time leading scorer when she graduated.

Erica Morrow | Syracuse Orange Women’s Basketball
Erica Morrow | Syracuse Orange Women’s Basketball
Photo by Syracuse Athletics

The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team has added another member to their coaching staff. Erica Morrow, a 2011 ‘Cuse graduate, has rejoined head coach Quentin Hillsman in Central New York as an assistant coach.

”I am very grateful and blessed to be returning back to my alma mater,” Morrow said. “Syracuse is where it all started for me. I owe a lot of my success both on and off the court to this community, the fans and Coach Q!”

A native of Brooklyn, Morrow joined the Orange in 2007 as the No. 29 prospect in the country by Blue Star Basketball. During her career at Murry Bergtraum High School, Morrow was named a McDonald’s All-American, WBCA All-American, and Parade All-American. She was the first McDonald’s All-American to sign with ‘Cuse in program history.

Within four years at Syracuse, Morrow became the program’s all-time leader in minutes (4,163), second in scoring (1,658), second in games played & started (130), and ranked in the top 10 in 12 other career program lists. Morrow earned multiple accolades during her playing career, including All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention, Most Outstanding Player of The Classic, BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, BIG EAST All-Academic Team, and won multiple BIG EAST Player of the Week nods.

As of 2020, Morrow ranks fifth in career points on the all-time program list.

Erica Morrow ‘11, Director of Basketball Operations. Photo by Michael J. Okoniewski
12.2.20 | Erica Morrow ‘11, Director of Basketball Operations. Photo by Michael J. Okoniewski
Photo by Michael J. Okoniewski

Morrow graduated from Syracuse in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Technology. She served as the program’s graduate student manager and was then promoted to the Director of Basketball Operations. Morrow earned her master’s degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism in 2013.

After leaving Central New York in 2013, Morrow took her talents overseas to Europe. She played for the Elfic Fribourg Basketball Club in Switzerland for two years before signing with Amicale Steesel Basketball Club in 2015. Morrow helped lead the Amicale Steesel to six championship titles and amassed nearly 3,000 points and 1,000 assists in 137 games. Her performance on the court earned her multiple honors, including Season MVP, Import Player of the Year, and Guard of the Year.

Morrow began her coaching career in 2017, serving as a player-coach for Amicale Steesel. She also has experience as the basketball site director and coaching specialist for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation in her hometown and is the Assistant Director of the Coach Hillsman’s Summer Elite Camp.

“I look forward to sharing all I’ve learned and experienced as a pro to help push the girls to their full potential,” Morrow added. “I’d like to say, ‘thank you’ to Coach Q for believing in me and giving me yet another opportunity to a part of this program.”