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Morrisville State names Brian Ellithorpe head volleyball coach

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College Athletic Director, Greg Carroll, has recently named Brian Ellithorpe head volleyball coach for the upcoming 2007 season.

Ellithorpe comes to Morrisville from Cazenovia High School where he served as the head coach of the elite varsity program for 11 seasons. In 2006 he also served as the assistant volleyball coach at Cazenovia College.

While at Cazenovia, Ellithorpe has served as the high school volleyball camp director and served as a coach at the Baldwinsville Summer Volleyball camps for several years. In 2000, he was the assistant coach for the Open Women’s Volleyball team for the Empire State Games.

Aside from coaching volleyball at Cazenovia High, Ellithorpe also teaches physical education. He has served as the varsity boys cross-country coach and girl’s varsity golf coach at Cazenovia since 1998.

Ellithorpe graduated from SUNY Cortland with a master’s degree in physical education in 1999.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.