Duncanville ISD Head Coaches
Head Women's Basketball Coach
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Cathy Self-Morgan has been the Duncanville Pantherettes’ head coach for 18 years. In her 41 years of coaching, she has compiled winning records few ever achieve and has earned national recognition for both her successes and the success of her teams. Self-Morgan’s teams boast an 83 percent winning average and have won more than 1,100 games. Coach Self-Morgan has led her teams to eight State Championships including three titles while coaching at Austin Westlake and five with the Duncanville Pantherettes.
Self-Morgan was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco in 2018. In 2017, after winning back-to-back State Championships, Coach Self-Morgan was named the 2017 winner of the Gatorade Coaching Excellence Award. This award, established in 2016, honors two coaches nationwide who have made an impact on the lives of their student-athletes and whose commitment to their profession goes beyond the game. Self-Morgan was also invited to attend the ESPYs in Los Angeles. The ESPYs are annual awards that recognize excellence in sports performance.
In 2014, Self-Morgan was named the National High School Girls’ Basketball Naismith Coach of the Year and also the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year. The awards add to the growing list of honors for Self-Morgan.
Coach Self-Morgan has had the privilege of coaching Texas All Star teams five times and was a floor coach for the USA Junior Olympic Trials in Colorado in 2000. In March 2004, she was selected to coach the McDonald's All American All Star game held in Oklahoma City and was awarded that honor again in March 2010. In 2017, Self-Morgan was selected to be one of the head coaches for the Jordan Brand Classic in New York City.
Coach Self-Morgan began her career in South Texas where she played at Jourdanton High School. She went on to play at Temple Junior College on scholarship for one year before transferring to the University of Texas in Austin where she was one of the first women to play on athletic scholarship in basketball. While at Texas she was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the team in 1975, Co-Most Valuable Player in 1976, and won the Scholar Athlete award in 1977. Self-Morgan was honored to play for Jody Conradt her senior year.
Self-Morgan graduated summa cum laude, with highest honors, in 1977. She received her Master’s in Education from Texas State University, San Marcos, in 1984. Coach Self-Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Honor at the University of Texas, Austin, in 2004.
Coach Self-Morgan is married to Jack Morgan. Jack keeps the books for all away games and is the announcer for home games. They have three married daughters and 9 grandchildren. With a strong tradition already established, Coach Self-Morgan continues to utilize her expertise and capitalize on her passion for the game of basketball in coaching the Duncanville Pantherettes. She also served the Duncanville Independent School District as Athletic Director from 2011- 2017 when she decided to focus exclusively on coaching her players.
Head Football Coach
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Duncanville ISD’s varsity football coach brings a quarter of a century of experience and a winning record to the City of Champions. Reginald Samples has been a head football coach for 25 years in the Dallas Independent School district – spending 9 years at Skyline High School. During Samples’ time there, the Skyline football team participated in the state playoffs every year, accumulating 19 playoff wins in six seasons. The Skyline football team won six straight district titles. In just his 2nd year at Duncanville, Coach Samples in 2016 was able to lead the Panthers to an impressive 11-3 record.
DISD Athletic Director Clint Harper said, “Coach Samples has done a tremendous job of rebuilding the football program. Establishing a winning culture with an 11-3 record in 2016 and going four rounds deep in the playoffs has set the tone for upcoming years.”
Coach Samples says he believes Duncanville has untapped potential to become a top football program. He said, “I really think fans will see that the team will play hard. I don’t like to make predictions, but I will say this: We will work hard and they will see our kids are confident and they will play hard. We won’t back down from anybody.”
Head Boys Basketball Coach
Head Baseball Coach
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Fahey is a 1997 graduate of Duncanville High School. He is in his 15th year of teaching/coaching. He played for Duncanville for 4 years, earning 1st Team All-District Honors, District 6-5A MVP Honors, 1st Team All-Area Honors and All State Honors. Coach Fahey continued his playing career after high school playing two years in junior college (Howard County and Brookhaven CC) and two years at Northwood University, earning 1st Team All-Conference Honors in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, and the Red River Athletic Conference.
Coach Fahey is a 2002 graduate of Northwood University with a degree in Business Management. Fahey’s father, Bill, was in professional baseball for 22 years including 11 years as a major league catcher for the Rangers, Padres, and Tigers, and 6 years as a coach for the San Francisco Giants. His brother, Brandon, played 8 seasons of professional baseball, having spent the three seasons as a major league infielder/outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles. His mother, Carla, has been an active volunteer in the school district and PTA for over 30 years. Fahey married his wife, Janel, in 2008 and they have two daughters: Reagan, 7, and, Carsen, 4.
Head Softball Coach
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Brett Duff graduated from Duncanville High School in 1997.
He coached at Kennemer Middle School from 2005-2007 before coming to coach at DHS in 2008.
Duff became the Assistant Softball coach at DHS in 2010 and Head Coach in 2014.
Coach Duff led the Lady Panther Softball team to their first playoff victory in 2016.
Duff is married and has two daughters Ashton and Dani.
Head Volleyball Coach
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Lyn Evans is entering her 33nd year in education and her 28th in Duncanville. Coach Evans returns for her 15th year at the helm of Panther Volleyball. After taking a year off she’s back in full force. Lyn Evans graduated from Duncanville High School and after playing for Jan Briggs began her Panther coaching career at Byrd Junior High. After being moved up and assisting Jan Briggs, and earning a state championship in 1995, she took over as head coach in 1998. 2008-2010 she and her teams won the district championships three years in a row. Coach Evans is known for bringing her teams full circle, and her stamp on Panther Volleyball is timeless.
Head Golf Coach
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Head Swim Coach & Natatorium Supervisor
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Coach Bernier will be going into her third year of high school coaching. The previous years were at Cedar Hill where she took relays and individuals to Regional finals both years. She has been coaching USA swimming club teams since 2011 and continues to coach a USA swimming club team. Coach Bernier grew up in Cedar Hill and swam for the club team based out of Duncanville Natatorium since 2000. She attended University of North Texas on a swimming scholarship, was captain of her team, and achieved NCAA cut on a relay, and earned a Bachelors in Science in Biology.
Head Tennis Coach
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Coach Trent Sellers has been a USPTR certified tennis coach working for 18 years in Florida and Kentucky before coming back to Texas to coach. He has been a head tennis coach for 14 years with the last 8 here at Duncanville. Coach Sellers has 134 team tennis wins and counting, 3 district team tennis championships, 27 regional qualifiers, and two state semifinalist. He has been selected as the District Team Tennis Coach of the year three times.
Before Coach Sellers joined the educational ranks he served as a junior development coach, a USTA National Coach(1998), and the Fort Worth Gran Prix Coach(1998-1999). During this time he coached 13 juniors to top national rankings with 1 national champion and 3 state champions.
While going to Texas Tech, Trent served in the Army National Guard. After Tech, he moved north to serve as a College Minister at the University of Iowa(1990-1992). While in Iowa Trent continued in tennis and was proud to have been able to break a Guiness Record for 75 hours of continuous tennis play to help raise funds for a local ministry.
“Our purpose in life is to be poured out for others and to leave the world better than we found it.” He is actively involved with the children’s ministry at his church, but his greatest joy, though, comes from spending time with his wife, Hollie, and his daughter, Addyson.
Head Boys Soccer Coach
Coach Passos is beginning his 18th year in teaching and coaching and his 8th year at Duncanville. He is only the 3rd coach in Duncanville soccer history and currently has a record of
116 Wins, 35 Loses and 31 Ties.
Coach Passos is a 4 time District Coach of the Year and a 1 time Dallas Morning News and Star Telegram Coach of the Year. Recently, he was also selected as the Texas High School Soccer Coaches Regional Coach of the Year in 2014 and also the N. Texas Competitive Coach of the Year.
Coach Passos has helped revitalized the HS program into an Area, Regional, State and National Rankings.
Coach Passos also coaches club soccer with Solar Soccer Club and he has won numerous prestigious awards including being a 5 time Dallas Classic D1 Champion, 3 time N. Texas State Champion, 2 time USYS Regional Champion, 2 time USYS National Bronze Medalist, 1 time National League Champion and a Dallas Cup Finalist.
To date Coach Passos has coached 7 United States Soccer Federation National Pool Players on three different teams (2011/2012/2013/2014).
Finally, Coach Passos is married with 2 children and resides in Mansfield, Texas.
Head Girls Soccer Coach
Coach Perez-Woodrum is in her second season as the Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach and eighth overall at Duncanville High School. She has 11 years of coaching experience, 4 years of head coaching experience. Coach Perez-Woodrum has coached at many levels of soccer in both high school and club soccer.
Coach Perez-Woodrum grew up in the area and attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she received a bachelors’ degree with a major in Spanish and a minor in secondary education. Her main love is soccer but has a passion for all sports and coaching. Because of that Coach Perez-Woodrum, she decided to further her education in the realm of sports. She graduated with a master’s degree in Sport Management from Texas Woman’s University. With her experience and education, Coach Perez-Woodrum hopes to improve the soccer program every season and make it the best soccer program in the area.
Coach Perez-Woodrum is proud to live in the “City of Champions” with her husband Geoffrey and her daughter Gia.
Head Boys Track Coach
Coach Leon Paul is a product of Fort Worth, TX. He is a graduate of Arlington High School where he lettered in both football and track. He received a football scholarship to play corner back and Oklahoma Panhandle State University. While attending OPSU he earned 2 All-Conference honors and received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.
Coach Paul has been at 3 other high schools prior to coming to Duncanville High School to be the head boys track and field coach.
He started his career at South Grand Prairie and then has been to Crowley and Kennedale HS.
Kennedale was his first Head Coaching job where he turned the boys track program around. During his 2 years at Kennedale he was able to bring 2 District Titles, 2 Area Titles, 2 Regional Titles, and 1 State Championship titles which was the first one in school history. He then took over the track program at Crowley High school where he was able to bring in his 2 years there 2 District Titles, 2 Area titles, 1 Regional title and 2 state appearances.
“Getting the opportunity to come to Duncanville and being around future hall of fame coaches is an atmosphere I wanted to be around” Paul said. “The level of competition in our district makes our kids better and makes our coaches better and I always strive to be the best at whatever I do”.
Coach Leon Paul is married to Shenay Paul and is the father of 3 beautiful daughters Kailyn (8) Robyn (5) and Kenidee Paul (1).
Head Girls Track Coach
Coach Green grew up in Fort Worth TX where she graduated from Arlington Heights High School. While at Arlington Heights she competed in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track & Field. She received a scholarship to Texas State University for Track & Field. After 5 years of education and competition she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology.
Coach Green has been coaching for a total of 9 years, and she became part of the Duncanville family in 2012 as an assistant Track Coach. In 2014 she became the Girls Head Track & Field Coach.
Head Cross Country Coach
Graduated from University of Texas Arlington 1987. Teaching and coaching career includes positions as Elementary Physical Education teacher; secondary Physical Education and Health teacher; Junior High and Middle school teacher and coach; Junior High Athletic Coordinator; and High School teacher and coach.
Nominated as Campus Teacher of the year in five different schools; awarded Teacher of the Year at Clarke Middle School in El Paso; Runner up Secondary Teacher of the year for Socorro School District; Track and Field Coach of the Year for Star Telegram; Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A-5A Sub-Varsity Coach of the Year.
As a Head Track and Field and Head Cross Country coach at Arlington Martin, Crowley High School, and Duncanville High School, she has been instrumental in leading her teams to more than eight District Championships, two Regional team championships, and has coached numerous individual state champions, medalists, and qualifiers.
Resides in Arlington Texas with two children, Matthew Reed and Caitlyn Reed.