Report: Morrissey will stay at Moline instead of coming to Stevenson

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Daily Herald report
Updated 3/1/2019 7:11 PM

Mike Morrissey, head varsity football coach for Moline High School for the past three seasons, will remain at the school as a teacher and head football this fall, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon, the Quad Cities Times is reporting.

Morrissey had previously accepted an opportunity to coach for Stevenson, but circumstances in his personal life have prompted him to decide to remain at Moline instead, the release said.


According to the release, posted on, Morrissey thanked the Moline administration "for giving my family and I the opportunity to stay at Moline High School and continue to raise our children in this community. It's been a difficult last month for our family, but we believe Moline is the place for us to be."

Morrissey, 36, was named the new Stevenson coach on Feb. 12. He has been at Moline for three seasons, putting together a 16-5 record, including 9-2 this past season.

He was to have replaced Josh Hjorth, who resigned in November after two seasons as the Patriots' head coach.

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