Cally Morrill enters her third-consecutive season as the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Lees-McRae in the 2021 season. This is Morrill's second stint at the helm as she coached the Bobcats from 2010-12, before coaching at Lynn University prior to returning to the mountains.
"The opportunity to come back to the mountains and the community of Banner Elk is a dream come true for our family," said Morrill. "I cannot thank Craig McPhail and Rita Smith enough as I have always valued the relationships and the passion that they both have for Lees-McRae. I am beyond excited to lead this program and continue the momentum of the College's vision."
Morrill brings a decorated coaching resume back to Lees-McRae. Since beginning her career as a head coach in 2010, Morrill has guided her teams to three regular season championships, three conference tournament championships and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Furthermore, Morrill has coached 32 All-Conference players, 20 All-Region performers, two conference freshman of the year honorees and two All-Americans at coaching stints at Lees-McRae, Lenoir-Rhyne and Lynn.
"We are glad to have Cally return to lead our women's soccer program," said McPhail. "Her previous time in Banner Elk was filled with great success, both on and off the field. Cally is a proven leader, winner and has made a great impact on her student-athletes, coaches and administrators throughout her career. She will make us all better."
Morrill is a 2006 graduate of the University of Alabama. She also has an elementary education licensure from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a MBA from Lynn.