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Matt Morton enters his ninth season as the Director of Equipment for Peden Stadium, and his first season as Assistant Athletic Director of Equipment Services with OHIO Athletics. He began working with Ohio Athletics in both the Convocation Center and Peden Stadium equipment rooms as a student-manager in 2005.
Morton manages Ohio's equipment needs for all teams housed in Peden Stadium. Working primarily with football, Morton supervises a staff made up of interns, graduate, and student assistants who also work with the Field Hockey, Women's Track & Field, Men's and Women's Cross Country, and Swimming & Diving teams.
Among Morton's responsibilities are the bidding and ordering of equipment, management of inventory, maintenance, repair, fitting, and cleaning of all athletic equipment and apparel housed in Peden Stadium. Morton also develops and coordinates uniform design with Ohio Athletics' official apparel provider, Russell Athletic.
Morton is responsible for the procurement of all football attire, footwear, protective equipment, on-field practice equipment and Peden Stadium locker room access control and game day locker room set up and operation.
He and his staff coordinate and oversee the transportation of game day equipment and supplies for all of the Bobcats' road contests and bowl games. Prior to beginning his current post with Ohio Athletics, he worked for a brief time at Adena Health System in his hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Morton is an Ohio University graduate with a degree in Health Services Administration. Morton sits on the Russell Athletic Equipment Manager Advisory Board and is a member of the Athletic Equipment Manager's Association (AEMA). He married the former Jessica Walters, also a graduate of Ohio, in the spring of 2014. The couple resides in Athens.