Tim Morrissey begins his 23rd year with the Delaware athletics staff and his 14th year as Director of Student Services for Athletes in 2015-16.
Morrissey, a native of New Castle, Del., is responsible for counseling and advisement to all University of Delaware student-athletes on academic, athletic, career, and personal issues.
He founded and coordinates the highly-successful H.E.N.S. (Helping Each Newcomer Succeed) peer mentoring program, a program in which upper class University of Delaware student-athletes work closely with incoming freshmen student-athletes in helping them adjust to college life, athletics, and academics.
He also teaches a Freshman Seminar course for student-athletes, and works with University of Delaware coaches, administrators, faculty, and parents regarding student-athletes and their academic progress.
A graduate of nearby Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Del., Morrissey attended Widener University in Chester, Pa. where he was a standout basketball player.
A 1991 honors graduate of Widener with a degree in psychology, Morrissey earned his master's degree in education from Delaware in 1995.
A four-year standout at Widener, he served as team co-captain two years and was named to the Verizon/CoSIDA District II Academic All-American team as a senior.
He worked as a customer service representative for NightRider in Philadelphia and was a Market Research Analyst for Delmarva Power in Newark, Del. until 1995.
He served as assistant basketball coach at Salesianum from 1992 to 1994 before coming to the University of Delaware.
Morrissey served as an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Delaware for seven months in 1995 while serving as graduate assistant for student services for athletes from 1993 to 1995.
He resides in New Castle, Del.
Past UD Directors of Student Services for Athletes
Tim Morrissey (1999-Present)
Mark Krautheim (1998-99)
Dr. Janice Jordan-Coleman (1990-98)