John Morris joined the Washington athletics department staff in the fall of 2004.
As Senior Associate Athletic Director, Morris manages several sports programs (baseball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track and field, and men's and women's cross country). In addition, Morris oversees the athletic department's NCAA rules compliance program and the student-athlete academic support unit.
Prior to coming to Washington, Morris worked for two-and-a-half years as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services at Sacramento State, managing all aspects of the Hornets' compliance program. He also supervised the operation of the Athletics Advising Office and Life Skills Office, and oversaw the operation of Sacramento State's men's and women's soccer, rowing and women's gymnastics programs.
Morris joined the Sacramento State staff after three years at the NCAA, including two years as the Associate Director of Membership Services/Coordinator of Interpretations, where he was the primary NCAA interpretations contact for various Division-I conferences.
Morris began his career in intercollegiate athletics at Vanderbilt, working as a compliance assistant during the 1997-98 academic year. Prior to that, Morris was an attorney for the firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando.
Morris earned his bachelor of arts degrees in French and political science from Vanderbilt in 1990, and his law degree from Vanderbilt's School of Law in 1993.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Morris lives with his wife, Taylor, and son, Oliver.