Morro promoted to Director of Player Development
The Ontario Blue Jays are excited to announce the promotion of Conner Morro to Director of Player Development. Morro a longtime Ontario Blue Jays player turned coach/instructor has been with the organization full-time since his graduation from Canisius College in 2019 serving in multiple capacities during that time. Morro began (and remains) the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator while taking on Infield Coordinator in 2020 before moving back to the weight room in 2021.
Conner brings with him a wealth of knowledge in both sports performance and baseball skill development. The combination between the two is becoming more and more prevalent in todays model for developing high level athletes across baseball and all sports. Morro will utilize his scientific and biomechanical knowledge to build a year-round program that will produce not only the best athletes possible, but have the players ready to perform at their peak ability at the most important times of the year.
General Manager, Joe Ellison on Morro's recent promotion, "It's an exciting day for our program and real testament to the hard work Conner's put forth over the past three years. What he gives the Ontario Blue Jays is a Director of Player Development that harmonizes sports performance and baseball skill development, with it being his sole focus each and every day. This will ensure our players see the strides they need to take, to play baseball at the next level. The improvements our players have taken over the last month or so under his eye have been noticeable and as he settles into his role moving forward I expect to see even more positive feedback."
Morro played for the Ontario Blue Jays from 2012-2015 as apart of one of the most winningest graduating classes in OBJ history. Morro took the collegiate route after OBJ, attending Chattanooga State Community College (NJCAA DI) before transferring to Canisius College (NCAA DI). At Chattanooga State, Morro was named 2nd Team All-Conference Shortstop and at Canisius picked up the exact same honour as the Golden Griffs won the MAAC Championship. Conner graduated with his BSc. in Health and Wellness before completing his CSCS (Certified Strength Coach Standard) and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certifications.
Congratulations Conner, well deserved!