Colts to hire Morgan State coach Lee Hull as WRs coach

Morgan State coach Lee Hull will be the Indianapolis Colts' new wide receivers coach, according to sources.
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Morgan State coach Lee Hull will be the new wide receivers coach for Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, according to sources.

This past season was Hull’s second at Morgan State, where he had an 11–12 record. In his first season, Hull led the program to the FCS playoffs, its first NCAA Division I playoff berth in school history. Morgan State won a share of the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title, and Hull was named the league’s coach of the year. The Bears also set or tied 57 school or league records that year.

Prior to Morgan State, the 50-year-old Hull was Maryland’s wide receivers coach from 2008–13, coaching future NFL players Darrius Heyward-Bey and Torrey Smith. That was after five seasons as an assistant at Oregon State, the first two coaching running backs and last three in charge of wide receivers. During Hull’s time with the Beavers, he coached future NFL running back Steven Jackson.

Before Oregon State, Hull spent 1998–2002 at his alma mater, Holy Cross, first as linebackers coach for a season before moving to wide receivers and kickoff coverage for a year. He spent his final three seasons with Holy Cross as wide receivers coach, passing game coordinator and in charge of kickoff returns.

Hull did an internship with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers from 2000–01 and was a volunteer assistant for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1999.

A Vineland, N.J., native, Hull was coach at South High in Worchester, Mass., from 1996–97 after being offensive coordinator for three seasons. He got his start in coaching as an assistant at Auburn (Mass.) High in ’95.

Hull was a wide receiver in the CFL from 1990–92 for Winnipeg and the Toronto Argonauts. He played at Holy Cross from ’84–87.

This past season was a disappointing campaign for the Colts, who struggled with injuries to quarterback Andrew Luck and went 8–8, missing the playoffs for the first time in Pagano’s four seasons.