Indiana University assistant strength and conditioning coach Tom Morris was seriously injured in an off-road mountain biking accident Thursday afternoon.
News of the accident broke on Twitter, drawing comments of support from women’s basketball coach Curt Miller, volleyball coach Sherry Dunbar, former IU soccer player Will Bruin and track star Vera Neuenswander and many others.
Morris has worked with soccer, women’s basketball, track and field, tennis and diving among others.
Anyone wishing to send get-well wishes or cards to Morris can mail them to Assembly Hall, c/o Tom Morris, 1001 E. 17th Street.
Here are a few more details from police reporter Abby Tonsing’s story:
An Indiana University strength and conditioning coach was injured in a bike accident Thursday afternoon at the Wapehani Mountain Bike Park.
Officers found 32-year-old Tom Morris, who told police that he was riding his bike, crashed and may have flipped over the handlebars. Morris said he had been lying on the ground for about three hours and could not feel anything below his chest, according to Bloomington police Sgt. John Kovach.
An officer first was approached by a passerby on the 2800 block of West Wapehani Road about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. This person reported a man was lying on the ground by a bike on the trail.
Morris was first taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital and later flown to Methodist in Indianapolis, Kovach said. Methodist Hospital officials could not immediately be reached for a patient condition update on Morris.