Cathy Self-Morgan to Step Aside as Athletic Director, Focuses on Coaching
After eight years of serving Duncanville ISD as both
Athletic Director and Head Girls Basketball Coach, Cathy Self-Morgan has
decided to step away from her position as athletic director.
During her time in both positions, Self-Morgan divided her
time in the morning to work on administrative issues while coaching her team in
the afternoons and evenings. She said the time has come for a change.
“The district is
ready for a full-time athletic director,” Self-Morgan said.
One of the most dramatic improvements the district has seen during
Self-Morgan’s time as AD is the revitalization of the DHS Panthers Football
team. Self-Morgan was instrumental in bringing head coach, Reginald Samples, to
the district in 2014. This season, the team is 4-and-1 for the first time in
more than a decade.
Self-Morgan plans to continue her duties as Athletic
Director until the district is able to find her replacement.
“Whoever is stepping into this position is coming into a
great program,” Self-Morgan said. “It’s just going to continue to get better,
and I’ll be here to support that person.”
Under Self-Morgan’s leadership as Head Girls Basketball
Coach, the Pantherettes have compiled a lengthy list of accomplishments. Last spring,
she led them to an undefeated season that culminated in both state and national
championships. The team has made the playoffs all 16 seasons with Self-Morgan
at the helm – winning State Championships in 2003, 2012, 2013 and 2016. Additionally,
from 2012 to 2014, the Pantherettes won an amazing 105 consecutive games. Self-Morgan
has received many state and national honors including being named to the Texas
Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
Self-Morgan is currently knee-deep in preparing her Pantherettes
for another successful season which officially begins October 19.