Clayton Morris

Full Name: Clayton Morris
Nickname: “JB”
Birthplace: St. Ann’s, Trinidad
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Position: Defender
International Debut: vs Bermuda (1-1), Hamilton, Bermuda, December, 28th 1982
Goals: 2

Career Highlights

2012

  • Resigns as Technical Director of Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) Football Club, January 2012

2011

  • Joins T&TEC FC, Technical Director, for Youth Teams & Pro League Team, June

2008

  • Champions, Coach, TT Pro League U-16 & U-18 Titles, St. Ann’s Rangers FC, Trinidad
  • Champions, Coach, Caribbean Football Union (CFU) T&T Futsal Men’s Team

2007

  • Champions, Coach, TT Pro League U-16 & U-18 Titles, St. Ann’s Rangers FC, Trinidad

2006

  • Champions, Coach, TT Pro League U-16 & U-18 Titles, United Petrotrin, Trinidad

2005

  • Champions, Coach, Petrotrin Sports Club Men’s Team, Southern Football Association Division 1, Trinidad

2004

  • Appointed, Head Coach, Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team, February 26th
  • Champions, Coach, Caribbean Football Union (CFU) T&T Futsal Men’s Team
  • Champions, Coach, Petrotrin Sports Club Men’s Team, Southern Football Association Division 1, Trinidad

2003

  • Appointed Coach, Petrotrin Sports Club FC, Palo Seco, Trinidad

2002

  • Champions, Coach, T&T U-20, Caribbean Football Union, (CFU) first round, Suriname
  • Dismissed, T&T U-20 Coach, Trinidad, August, 8th

2001

  • Appointed Interim Head Coach, T&T National Under-20 Football Team,  September

2000

  • Winner, Caribbean Club Championships Trophy, Joe Public FC, Trinidad
  • Joins Joe Public FC, Macoya, Trinidad

1999

  • Winner, Professional Football League Cup (PFL), San Juan Jabloteh FC, Trinidad
  • Joins San Juan Jabloteh, Professional Football League (PFL), Player/Coach, Trinidad

1997

  • Winner, FA Trophy, United Petrotrin FC, Trinidad

1994

  • Joins, Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club, Inter-Regional Professional Soccer League, USA

1992

  • Winner, Shell Caribbean Cup, T&T Senior National Team, Port of Spain, Trinidad, June, 27th

1989

  • Winner, Shell Caribbean Cup, T&T Senior National Team, Bridgetown, Barbados, July 9th

1988

  • Winner, Caribbean Football Union Cup, T&T Senior Team
  • Winner, Trinidad and Tobago FA Trophy, Trintoc FC, Trinidad

1986

  • Winner, National Football League Title, Trintoc FC, Trinidad
  • Winner, National Football League, Team of the Year, Trintoc FC, Trinidad

1983

  • Winner, National Football League Title, Aviation Services Limited (ASL Sports), Trinidad

1979

  • Winner, Barclays Bank Knockout Title, John Donaldson Technical Institute, Secondary Schools Football League, Trinidad

1978

  • Winner, Under-17 Title, Superstar Rangers FC, Trinidad

1976

  • Winner, Under-17 Title, Superstar Rangers FC, Trinidad

1975

  • Winner, Under-15 Title, Superstar Rangers FC, Trinidad

1974

  • Winner, Under-13 Title, Superstar Rangers FC, Trinidad

Awards/Titles

  • Coach of the Month, San Juan Jabloteh, July, 1999
  •  USISL Atlantic Division, Defender of the Year, 1994
  •  USISL Atlantic Division, Team of the Year, 1994
  •  Trinidad and Tobago Chaconia Medal (Silver) World Cup Squad, 1989
  •  Footballer of the Year, Trintoc FC, 1988
  •  Among five (5) Player of the Year Award, Trintoc FC, 1986

Biography

CLAYTON MORRIS, nicknamed “JB”, was born in St Ann’s, Trinidad & Tobago (T&T), on 5th June, 1962 and it was natural for him to become part of the Superstar Rangers (St. Ann’s Rangers) team from the area, as he grew up. His youthful days saw him donning the colours of Rangers, captaining them at Under-13, 15 & 17 Levels and winning Titles during the period 1974-78.

 Having attended the John Donaldson Technical Institute (John D), he would play alongside future “Strike Squad” teammates, Marvin Faustin and Leonson Lewis, helping the School to the Barclays Bank Knockout Title in 1979, as John D became a force to be reckoned with, among the Secondary Schools in Trinidad & Tobago, for a number of years.

 Morris would join Aviation Services Limited (ASL), in the National Football League, in 1982 and the following year they would win the League Title. He soon became a member of Trintoc FC and by 1986 that Club was the winners of the National Football League Title as well as being Team of the Year. Trintoc FC followed up in 1988 by winning the T&T FA Trophy.

 Since his international debut against Bermuda, in a 1-1 draw in 1982, it was inevitable that “JB” would step up to the National Senior team. A stalwart in defence, he did eventually cement his place on the National Senior squad in the position of right-back.

 With a change in National Coach, Morris was moved to the centre of defence, a position which was just as comfortable for the five-foot, eight inches youngster. Morris took over the captaincy of the Senior team from goalkeeper Michael Maurice in 1987, when Maurice was sent-off against the USA, at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis, a game that T&T eventually lost 3-1.

 For his fearless attitude and leadership qualities, Morris remained as skipper. He stepped up his own game which saw his teammates follow suit, as the important World Cup Qualifiers of 1990 approached. After success at home and away against Guyana, Morris and company got a 0-0 draw at home against Honduras and advanced to the final round, courtesy a 1-1 draw in Honduras

 A host of friendly matches prepared the team along with a decent start, a 1-1 draw atTorrance, California, against the USA. A Hutson Charles goal in the 88th minute made the local public sit up and take notice of Morris and his teammates. The sight of Morris lifting the inaugural Shell Caribbean Cup Trophy after a 2-1 victory over Grenada in August, 1989, again fuelled passion.

However, in spite of the hype surrounding the team, T&T was reduced to tears after the 1-0 defeat by the USA, on that fated November evening, as it dawned on the people of Trinidad and Tobago that their beloved “Strike Squad” was struck down at the final hurdle on the “Road to Italy”.

Clayton continued his international career and again won the Shell Caribbean Cup in 1992. In 1994 he joins Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club, Inter-Regional Professional Soccer League, USA, and stays there until 1997. Between then and the end of his career in 2000, he played for United Petrotrin FC, San Juan Jabloteh FC and Joe Public FC.

Clayton Morris began his Coaching career as the Interim Head Coach, T&T National Under-20 Football Team, in 2001. During the last ten (10) years his teams have included, Petrotrin Sports Club FC, T&T National Futsal Team, United Petrotrin and  St Anne’s Rangers FC. In June,2011, he became the Technical Director for Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) Football Club, responsible for Youth Teams & the Pro League Team. However, he resigned that position in January 2012.

References

Sport Clubs / Teams

United Petrotrin, Trinidad, 1997-2000; Charlotte Eagles, USA, 1994-1996; Trintoc, Trinidad; Aviation Services Limited (ASL), Trinidad, 1983; Superstar Rangers, Trinidad, 1982;

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