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Lee Morris will be providing Tennessee SC’s coaching education this month for the entire coaching staff, August 27th & 28th at Embassy Suites in Cool Springs.
Lee Morris – In his own words…
I began as an apprentice at Sheffield United in the English championship & broke into the 1st team aged 17. At the age of 19 I was transferred to EPL side Derby County for £3million, one of the most expensive English teenagers ever at the time. During this period I was capped at England under 18 & under 21 level alongside players such as Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole & John Terry (amongst others!).
In 2004 I was transferred to EPL side Leicester City, unfortunately a series of knee injuries hit at this point & I struggled to ever really get going again.
I continued to play professionally for the next 7 years for a series of league clubs, retiring from pro football aged 31 after 16 years to continue work in the game as a coach.
Career highlights included playing at Wembley for Yeovil Town in a play off final, & beating Manchester United at Old Trafford to retain our EPL status whilst at Derby.
I began coaching at a semi pro club, as well as working in a pro academy at Burton Albion. I then progressed to work at Derby County, where I take the under 15's, as well as working with a variety of age groups for the Derby County development & shadow squads. I also coach young children aged 6-11 in after school clubs, and still work with a semi pro adult side.
I am UEFA C & B qualified, & have spent the required 22 days residential at St George's park, & now need to do my final assessment to become UEFA A licensed. I also hold the FA youth modules 1 & 2.
Tag(s): Player Development