Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees 2017
Coach Cathy Self-Morgan
Coach Cathy Self-Morgan is in her 19th season at the helm of the Duncanville Pantherettes. She has compiled an amazing record of 1137 wins and 210 losses, an 83% winning record in her 39 years of girls high school varsity coaching. She led the Pantherettes to the State Championship in 2003, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017. Coach Self-Morgan’s Pantherette teams won an amazing 105 consecutive games. In 2016 her team finished #1 in 5 National polls. Her Duncanville teams have made it to the playoffs all 18 years of her tenure.
Before coming to Duncanville she led the Austin Westlake Chaparrals to the Class 5-A state Championship in 1995 and 1996 and the 4-A State Championship in 1993. She has coached teams to the state playoff's thirty three years and has never had a losing record.
In 2016, Gatorade recognized Coach Self-Morgan with the prestigious “Excellence in Coaching” Gatorade Coach of the Year Award that was awarded to one female high school coach in the Nation. In 2014, Coach Self-Morgan was named to the National high School Girls’ Basketball Naismith Coach of the year and was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the year. In 2013, Coach Self-Morgan was named USA TODAY National Coach of the Year, MAX PREPS National Coach of the Year, Texas Girls Coaches Association Coach of the Year, and Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year. She was also named National Federation of High Schools Sectional coach of the Year. In 2012 she was Named Texas High School Girls and Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year. She was also named 'Woman of the Year" in 2012 by the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 she was honored with the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. In 2010 Coach Self-Morgan was named National High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association. Texas Sportswriters have named her Texas High School Coach Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
Coach Self-Morgan is married to Jack Morgan. Jack keeps the book for all away games and is the announcer for home games. They have three married daughters and 9 grandchildren
Lori Sutherland Roditi
Lori Sutherland Roditi graduated from Duncanville High School in 1998 as its most decorated female golfer. At DHS she was four-time district champion, winning a total of eight high school tournaments, four of them coming from her senior season. Because of her high school and amateur success on the course, Lori earned a golf scholarship to Texas Christian University. After graduating from TCU Lori competed on the LPGA Futures Tour and the West Coast Ladies Golf Tour. During her stint as a professional golfer, Lori won the 2003 Texas Women's Open. In 2007 Lori returned to TCU to become the assistant women's golf coach. During her time there, TCU qualified for NCAA post season play from 2007-2014. While coaching at TCU Lori met her future husband David Roditi, the TCU Men's tennis coach. They are the proud and tired parents of toddler boys.
Sam Lowe was born and raised in Duncanville, Texas. He attended Fairmeadows Elementary, Byrd Junior High and graduated from Duncanville High School in 1991. Sam was a member of Coach Phil McNeely’s first State Championship team in 1991 that finished the season with a 37-2 record. Sam graduated from Duncanville High School ranked 14th in his class of 672 and attended the University of Texas where he received his degree in Business Finance from the McCombs School of Business. Upon graduation, he began his career at Great American Sports. In his 22 years at the company, Sam has helped Great American Sports become the leading youth basketball tournament provider in Texas and one of the top providers in the country
Tiffany Jackson was a member of the 2003 Duncanville Girls Basketball State Championship team. She played for the University of Texas women’s basketball team from 2004-2007 with 103 starts. Tiffany was selected in the first round of the 2007 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty. She played there until 2010 when she was acquired by the Tulsa Shock. This is Tiffany’s 9th year in the WNBA, and she currently plays for the Los Angeles Sparks.
Shelley Finger graduated from Duncanville High School in 1991. During her career at DHS, she was a three-year starter on the varsity soccer team as goalkeeper. With a record goals against average, Shelley helped the Panthers to three district and bi-district titles, one regional runner-up title, and the 1990 UIL State Soccer Championship. After graduating from DHS, Shelley played for the University of North Carolina where she was a four-year NCAA Division 1 National Champion, an All-American, Academic All-American, Final Four All-Tournament Team member and three time all-ACC team member, losing only one game during her collegiate career. Shelley graduated cum laude from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. Shelley is a practicing veterinarian and the medical director of a large veterinary hospital. She continues to give back to the community by coaching goalkeepers and mentoring local youth in the field of veterinary medicine.