Mike Morita | Virginia Union University

Team: Virginia Union University
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Assoc. Head Coach/OffCoor/OL
Hometown: Mill Valley, California


Mike Morita enters his fifth year as Offensive Line Coach and first as Offensive Coordinator at Virginia Union University.  In 2018, as Run Game Coordinator, the Panthers’ offense averaged 4.7 yards per carry and 31.7 points per game.

Morita came to Virginia Union from Vanderbilt University where he spent three seasons as an offensive quality control coach.  His first two years he assisted with an offensive line that saw two of its members become starters for NFL teams this past season.  His final season Morita moved to Tight Ends and produced a freshman All-SEC TE in Jared Pinkney.

Prior to his time at Vanderbilt, Morita spent eight years under the legendary Bob Ford at the University at Albany (NY).  During the final seven, which he spent as offensive line coach, the Great Danes were Northeast Conference Champions four times (2007, 2008, 2011 & 2012), and produced the top three rushers in school history.  Morita’s lines produced three All-Americans and All-Conference members.

Morita also has college experience as an offensive coordinator at Shaw University (2004-05), tight ends coach at Bucknell University (2000-03), and offensive line coach at Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College (2003). 

Morita earned a bachelor's in elementary education from Idaho State University where he played running back, and master's in education from Bucknell University.  He is married to the former Ashley DeThorne and has two daughters, Madison and Ayla.

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