Head coach Jessy Morgan finished her fourth season at the helm of the George Mason lacrosse program in 2018. The former University of Virginia All-American and assistant coach was hired in August 2014 as the program's fourth head coach.
In her first four years, Morgan has turned the Patriots into a contender in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Mason has won 44 games the last four years and reached the A-10 Tournament each of the past four seasons. The 44 wins are the most ever in a four-year stretch in program history.
In 2018, the Patriots won at least 11 games for the third straight season. Mason finished in a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic 10 and reached the conference tournament for the fourth straight year. Morgan also coached A-10 Rookie of the Year and A-10 First Team All-Conference midfielder Erin Donoghue.
In 2017, she guided the Patriots to their third straight season of 10 wins or more - a program record. Mason finished 11-7 and tied for second in Atlantic 10 play for the second straight year. matching its most conference wins (seven) in program history.
In 2016, Morgan led the Patriots to 12 wins, which tied a school record and was the program's most wins since 2008. Mason also won seven A-10 games for the most conference wins in program history. The Patriots tied for second in the A-10 - their highest finish ever in conference play. Mason received the No. 2 seed and earned a first-round bye into the semifinals of the A-10 Tournament.
In her first season in 2015, Morgan led Mason to their first winning season since 2008, improving the team in nearly every statistical category. The Patriots finished with a 10-7 overall record, advancing to their first ever Atlantic 10 tournament. Morgan coached four All-Conference players including First Team midfielder Alexa McGovern.
Prior to joining Mason, she spent four seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Virginia, a perennial NCAA championship contender.
A recruiting and defensive coordinator for the Cavaliers, Morgan has coached two All-Americans and two defensive All-ACC players in her four seasons as an assistant. Each season Morgan has been on staff, Virginia earned NCAA appearances, including a 2014 NCAA Semifinal appearance, and a national ranking as high as 4th. Recognized as a top recruiter, she played a significant role in securing the third-ranked national recruiting class in 2013.
As a student-athlete, Morgan helped Virginia advance to the NCAA Championship three times and win the 2004 NCAA Championship. In her tenure as a player she helped the Cavaliers win three ACC titles. She anchored a Cavalier defense that finished the 2006 season ranked sixth nationally in scoring defense. Morgan, named team captain as a senior, finished both her junior and senior seasons ranked third on the team in ground balls and second in caused turnovers.
The Baltimore, Md., native began her collegiate coaching career at Howard University where she was the head coach for the Bison for two seasons, in 2009 and 2010. She recruited and coached the 2010 National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) Attacker of the Year, Desiree Cox, two NLC All-Academic Team members and three NLC All-Tournament Team honorees.
On the national scene, Morgan was a two-time USA Developmental Team member and was voted the eighth-best African-American lacrosse player of all-time by Lacrosse Magazine in 2010.
Additionally, Morgan was the US Team selector for the 2012 gold medal team. She was recently inducted into the McDonogh School Hall of Fame in 2014. She conducts summer lacrosse camps for girls in non-traditional lacrosse areas all over the country as well as serving as the director of the National Lacrosse Organization Lacrosse Club for girls.
Morgan earned her bachelor's degree in English from Virginia in 2007. She earned her master's degree in business administration in 2017. She is married and lives in Owing Mills, Md., with her son, Sargeant.