United States Sports Academy’s President and Director of Athletics Dr. Steve Condon has named Morgan Cinello as the inaugural Head Softball Coach. Cinello comes to the Eagles from Gulf Shores High School, where she was an assistant since 2021.  

Before her time at Gulf Shores, Cinello served in two stints at the University of Alabama as a graduate assistant and assistant coach. While there, the team went 188-55 and were named the SEC Regular Season Champions in 2019 and SEC Tournament Champions in 2021. The Crimson Tide made two super regional appearances and two College World Series appearances. Cinello worked for Wichita State University as their pitching coach for the 2020 season. 

“After a national search, we are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our athletic family, Morgan Cinello, who will serve as our inaugural Head Softball Coach,” Associate Director of Athletics Shealynn Miller said. “Morgan brings a wealth of experience as she has coached at the highest level and is already heavily connected to our area. I believe Morgan’s drive and deep commitment to developing not only skilled athletes, but well-rounded individuals will allow her to build a strong program from scratch. We are excited to see the positive impact she will have on our student-athletes both on and off the field.” 

“I am honored to be hired as the inaugural head coach of the softball program at United States Sports Academy,” Cinello said. “I would not be here without my incredible mentors, as well as support through family, friends, and peers. I look forward to cultivating an environment that focuses on building strong, independent women both on and off the field!” 

In her collegiate career, Morgan played softball at The United States Military Academy before transferring to Hofstra University. While with West Point, Cinello was awarded Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year as a pitcher. The team was named the Patriots League Conference Champion in 2013. While at Hofstra, Morgan’s success continued as the team won the Colonial Athletic Association Conference Championship in 2015.  

Cinello earned a bachelor’s in finance from Hofstra University before earning her Master’s in Sport Management from University of Alabama Cinello now resides in Foley, Ala., with her husband Anthony and son Beau.