Mike Morton is in his 14th season at SMU, having joined the Mustang staff in the fall of 1998, and now serves as Assistant A.D./Student Health & Well Being.
Morton facilitates the development and delivery of services intended to help support physical, emotional and social health and success of SMU's 424 student-athletes. He also serves as the head football trainer and supervises the athletic trainers and sports psychologists, as well providing support for the department's sports nutritionist. He also serves as liaison to SMU's network of nearly 20 health professionals, the Office of Risk Management and Campus Health Services.
In addition to his duties in Athletics, Morton also serves on the University's Commission on Substance Abuse Prevention.
Morton began his education as a student athletic trainer at Purdue University. He was awarded the Newell-Combs Scholarship for excellence in athletic training his senior year and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training in May 1996. As part of his undergraduate study, Morton completed an internship with the Indianapolis Colts during the 1995 season.
Following his time at Purdue, Morton moved on to Auburn, where he earned a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration and Sports Administration. While completing his degree, Morton served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for a Tiger baseball team that advanced to the 1997 College World Series and won the 1998 SEC Championship.
A native of Churubusco, Ind., Morton is married to the former Michelle Gilbert and the couple has two daughters, Carys and Violet, and a son, Michael.