Following a string of three defeats for the 2017/18 Premiership South champions, the Birmingham Lions have shared that they have parted ways with Offensive Coordinator, Andrew Morgan.
The move follows the Lions offence struggling, particularly in its previous two outings where it was held to zero points by the Hertfordshire Hurricanes, and managed only a single score against a UWE Bullets side Birmingham had bested back in Week Two.
Morgan had been with the Lions for six seasons, stepping up to the Offensive Coordinator role under former Head Coach Wayne Hill. He coached the GB Lions Quarterbacks through the European Championships this past summer, as well as coaching with the BAFA NL’s Tamworth Phoenix.
However, new Head Coach Greg Freeman shared he believed it was time for someone new to take a look at leading the Lions offence:
“We’re very grateful for Coach Morgan’s contribution over the last six years, but both sides agreed it’d be a good time for someone else to look at the offence.
We hope he’ll return to the programme in another capacity after some time away.”
Stepping up into Morgan’s role will be fellow GB Lions Coach, Paul Cooper, who took charge of the GB Offensive Line this past summer.