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Chris Morris - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • Hired as the Director of Performance Science at Kentucky in 2016
  • Responsible for developing and implanting the best practice strategies to reduce injury risk and enhance readiness, performance and recovery for the Wildcats’ football team
  • Also works with men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer
  • Facilitates performance technology and optimal training resources, specifically Catapult GPS, Omegawave, and 1080 Motion
  • Manages a team of sports science staff and interns to assist in the implementation of the sports science and performance program
  • The Lawrenceburg, Ky., native returned to the Bluegrass after one season as the Director of Applied Sports Science at the University of Texas (Austin)
  • Prior to Texas, spent two years (2013-15) in UK football’s high performance department as a sports scientist
  • Owner of Performance Training Academy in Lexington since 2008 which serves as a consultant regarding the implementation and analysis of heart rate variability and brain direct current potentials data
  • Author of “Omegawave: Theory & Practice,” a manual designed to help strength coaches analyze and interpret Omegawave data
  • Served as an academic graduate assistant at UK from 2010-11, helping develop supplemental workshops for students enrolled in exercise physiology, nutrition, and advanced physiology course
  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist and CPR AED certified
  • Earned three degrees from Kentucky: bachelor’s degree in marketing (2006), master’s degree in exercise science (2012) and doctorate in exercise science in (2015)
  • Former punter for the Wildcats from 2002-05
  • Has two children, Madilyn and Aiden
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