Morgan Thatcher is entering her first season as an assistant coach with the Stonehill College women’s volleyball program.
Thatcher comes to Stonehill following a standout career at the University of New Hampshire, a Division I program that competes in the America East Conference. Thatcher served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons, and was selected as the 2013 America East Player of the Year last fall. The Brockton, Massachusetts, native was also named to the America East All-Conference first team as a junior and senior, and the America East All-Championship Tournament Team as a senior. In the classroom, Thatcher earned America East Academic Honor Roll recognition in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
While at UNH, Thatcher gained coaching experience as the head coach with NH Seacoast Juniors Volleyball, one of the premier volleyball clubs in New England. Thatcher coached several different age groups, including a 16 Elite team that was the No. 1 ranked squad in New England and earned a bid to Nationals. In addition, she has served as a counselor at various volleyball camps across New England, such as the UConn Elite Camp, Cape Cod Elite Camp, Mass Premier Camp, and Olympian Pat Powers’ Volleyball Clinics.
Thatcher was a member of UNH’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for three of her four years as a Wildcat. She served as co-chair for the UNH Athlete Holiday Fundraiser, Toys for Tots, and helped out with other fundraisers, such as Soles 4 Souls. Thatcher was active in community service throughout her time at UNH, including traveling to New Orleans to take part in reconstruction efforts from Hurricane Katrina.
Thatcher is a 2014 graduate of UNH, earning a Bachelor's Degree in physical education.