Dr. Chuck Morris is in his 27th year as a member of the athletics staff. After 18 years as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations and Event Management he continues to support our student athletes and staff as a Special Projects Coordinator. He has extensive experience in planning, coordinating and conducting home intercollegiate athletic events, including multi-team events and postseason ACC and NCAA championships. Morris is the Athletic Department’s military liaison and plans football game day flyovers and parachute jumps. He has also planned and executed athletic department and university hotel support operations for 25 bowl games.
Prior to receiving his doctorate in physical education and sport management at FSU in 1994, Morris earned a master’s degree in physical education at Indiana University and an MBA from Long Island University. A 1970 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Morris lettered in soccer, squash, and tennis. Later while serving on the faculty at West Point he was a volunteer assistant coach for the Army tennis and squash teams.
Morris returned to Florida State in 1997 after a distinguished 27-year career in the United States Army. He was a recognized expert in field artillery nuclear warhead and systems operations and held senior staff assignments in both the United States and Europe. Morris served as a battalion commander at the Field Artillery School and provided leadership to the FSU Army ROTC Seminole Battalion as Professor of Military Science. A graduate of the Army Senior Service College, Colonel Morris’ final military assignment was as the Deputy Department Head and Senior Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Education at West Point.
Morris is married to the former Diane Lynn Bartlett.