Devin Eighmey joined the Nebraska-Kearney women's basketball coaching staff in the spring of 2016 and is involved in all aspects of the program.
During the 2015-16 season, he was a UNK men's basketball assistant coach. and part of a program that went 21-12, reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and was MIAA Tournament runners up.
This past season, the UNK women won eight of its final 12 regular season games to host an MIAA Tournament first round game.
?Playing one of Division II's toughest schedule, the Lopers twice beat nationally-ranked Central Oklahoma while taking league champ Pittsburg State to overtime on the road.
Having the lowest scoring defense (62.5) by a Loper team in over a decade, UNK also saw junior guard Michaela Barry earn third-team All-MIAA honors.
A native of Independence, Mo., Eighmey served as a men's graduate assistant coach at NW Missouri State in 2014 and 2015.
He was part of a program that won 49 games during that time. The Bearcats won its first outright MIAA regular season title in 30 years in 2014-15 while also reaching the NCAA “Sweet 16” for a second straight season.
Northwest had a slew of individual honors during those two seasons, including an NABC All-American, two MIAA Freshmen of the Year and two MIAA Defensive Players of the Year.
Prior to working in Maryville, Eighmey coached at Division II William Jewell in Liberty, Mo. He helped the Cardinal men's team win 14 games and reach the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament in 2012-13.
As a player, Eighmey was a two-time all-region selection at Central Missouri College and then played at Division II Upper Iowa and Peru State. In his senior season for the Bobcats, he was named team captain and played in all 30 games.
He graduated from Peru with a double major (K-12 Health & P.E. and Sports Management & Exercise Science) and helped coach the Bobcats while finishing his degree. Eighmey also holds a Master’s in Education from NW Missouri.
Bailey Morris joined the Nebraska-Kearney women's basketball program in the summer of 2018 and serves as an assistant coach.
The Clay Center native spent the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach at Briar Cliff (Ia.) University after being a graduate assistant at Oklahoma Wesleyan and Dakota (S.D.) Wesleyan. All three schools are NAIA members.
"We are extremely excited and fortunate to add Bailey to our staff. She has an incredible understanding of the game coupled with an ability to communicate that knowledge to young women," said Loper head coach Carrie Eighmey.
Morris helped coach three All-GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) players this past season at Briar Cliff. A year earlier, Morris was part of a DWU program that went 27-7, placed second in the GPAC with a 15-5 record and reached the NAIA National Tournament. Morris held a variety of duties including film exchange and breakdown, contacting recruits, game day operations and serving as head coach of the junior varsity team. She led that group to an 11-4 record.
At OKWU in Bartlesville, Morris held similar duties and helped the Eagles go 17-14 and finish third in the KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) during the 2015-16 season. She also has worked at the Maya Moore Academy in Minnesota, assisting the Ultimate Hoops staff and leading conduct drills for girls ages 10-17.
"She also had a stellar career as a standout point-guard at Concordia University where she led her team to incredible success. We are looking forward to the positive impact Bailey will have on our program both now and into the future," said Eighmey.
After playing at Silver Lake and Sand Creek High Schools, Morris starred at Concordia University from 2012-15. She left as the Bulldogs all-time leading scorer (2,054) and was tabbed the 2015 NAIA Division II Player of the Year. The 5-4 point guard also was named the 2015 Omaha World-Herald Female State College Player of the Year, was twice named the GPAC Player of the Year and was an Academic All-American. Finally, in her senior campaign, Concordia went 35-3 and finished as national runners up. The 'Dawgs went 119-21 in Morris time in Seward.