Fall 2021 SS Magazine

NEW PODCAST: Jed Morris - San Diego Padres Minor-League Hitting Coach

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Jed Morris is a minor-league hitting instructor with the San Diego Padres organization. Selected in the 36th round of the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft by the Oakland A’s, his baseball journey took him as high as Triple-A in 2005, including stops in Midland, Texas; Modesto, California; Sacramento, Calif.; Stockton, Calif; Vancouver, Canada; and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

During his college baseball career at the University of Nebraska, Morris was the 2002 Big 12 Player of the Year, and played in back-to-back College World Series. He also served as a college baseball coach, leading the Eastern University (St. Davids, Pennsylvania) baseball club from 2013-2018.

In 2006, his baseball career was placed on pause as Morris was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and underwent six rounds of chemotherapy.

Today on the podcast, we hear Morris’ incredible story of overcoming cancer, clinging to his faith during difficult moments, the transition from playing to coaching, his amazing experience in a Triple-A game, and how his purpose in baseball has changed.

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