Our first high school coach from Oklahoma represents the state well. With over four decades of coaching and over 900 wins, Dan Morgan is still going strong. Most of those victories were racked up at Okmulgee High School. Now he’s right up the road at Jenks High School and doesn’t appear to have slowed down in the least.
As you might imagine, a coach with this much experience and success has some great advice and observations. In this episode we discuss travel baseball, how football coaching helped him to become more organized, a large staff of assistant coaches, dealing with parents, knowing your role, developing a winning tradition, and the importance of the mental game (complete with a Brian Cain shout out).
“Rings and trophies will tarnish, but relationships will be taken to the grave.” — Dan Morgan
Photo credit: Jenks Trojan Baseball
Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)