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Marco Morcos

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Rutgers, 2005


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Marco Morcos begins his second season as an assistant coach and fourth as a member of the Rice basketball staff.

After two years in an administrative role, Morcos was named an assistant coach prior to the 2010-11 season. With the announcement, the former high school coach returned to a familiar setting of working with student-athletes on the court and has now taken on a more extended role in recruiting.

The Owls posted a 14-18 record last year during Morcos' first season as an assistant coach. Last year's win total was the most by a Rice team since the 2006-07 season and the Owls doubled their total conference wins from the previous three combined seasons. Along the way, Rice beat LSU and TCU in back-to-back games, swept cross-town rival Houston for the first time since 1993 and posted its first series win over a Memphis team which would advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Marco Morcos


Morcos was elevated to assistant coach after serving the previous two years as the Director of Basketball Operations. He served in a similar position at UAB during the 2007-08 season. He was part of a Blazer team which posted a 23-11 record and advanced to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Prior to making the move to collegiate basketball, Morcos was a successful high school and AAU coach.

He was the head coach at LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden, N.J., for three years (2004-07). LEAP compiled a 102-20 record during Morcos' three seasons. Beyond wins and losses, Morcos' teams had a 100 percent graduation rate from the college preparatory school and maintained better than a 3.0 team grade point average.

In just his second year, Morcos' team was 27-6 and earned the No. 1 seed to the NJSIAA South Jersey playoffs. LeAP would capture the South Jersey Sectional as well as win the Central Jersey Championship. The team went on to finish as runners-up at the New Jersey state championship in 2006. Morcos' successful second year marked the fastest a coach had led a team to a state championship in New Jersey Scholastic history (two years).

Morcos' 2007 team posted a 25-7 record and was ranked No. 7 in South Jersey in the final regional rankings by the Courier-Post.

Additionally, Morcos was the head coach at Rise Academy where he led the team to a 31-8 record.

Morcos previously ran a nationally-competitive AAU program and was responsible for developing over 100 Division I and Division II players during his coaching career. He also coached at the Rise Basketball Northeast Regional All-Star Game.

His coaching experience also includes working as a counselor at the prestigious Reebok All-American Camp (RAAC).

Morcos saw action in 33 games during a two-year playing career for Rutgers-Camden.

A native of Egypt, Morcos has a son, Jeremiah (9).

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