COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina United FC has hired Lee Morris as General Manager of its PDL team SC United Bantams.
Morris, 35, played professionally for 16 years in England, including stays in the English Premier League with Sheffield United, Leicester City and Derby County.
Holder of UEFA A, B and C licenses, prior to arriving in Columbia, Morris served as a head coach within the Derby County FC Academy and as manager of Loughborough Dynamo’s semi-professional men’s team in Yorkshire, England.
“To say we are delighted with Lee’s arrival would be an incredible understatement,” said Ron Tryon, the club’s CEO. “As a former member of England’s U18 and U21 teams, Lee ‘has lived’ what it actually takes to become a professional and will prove to be an incredible resource for our PDL players seeking to play at the next level.”
In addition to being Bantams GM, Morris will serve as Director of Player Development for the club’s 5,500-plus player youth program.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help further develop United’s massive player pool at all levels and I very much look forward to becoming a part of the club and communities we serve,” Morris said.
Morris and second-year head coach David Kenga are currently evaluating talent of all interested players who seek a slot on the Bantams 2016 roster.
The club’s final player evaluation session will be held Feb. 13 and is by invitation only. Players interested in being invited should contact and send film to firstname.lastname@example.org.