Former Langston University (LU) football player and alumnus, Quinton Morgan, was recently named the permanent head football coach for the Langston Lions football team effective immediately.
In October, he took on the role of interim head coach for the remaining five games of the season and his leadership strongly impacted on the team's performance. Under his leadership, the team experienced success with no losses (5-0), averaging 43.6 points per game, and outscored their opponents 218 to 65. Although Langston finished No. 2 in conference, they completed the season with a better overall record of 7-3. "Hard work is the company of success," coach Morgan said.
He is a proven leader in athletics and has served on the LU coaching staff for more than 10 years. In 2011, he assumed the role as interim head coach for the LU softball team. It was under his direction, the team Coachsecured a record of 31 wins and advanced to the Red River Athletic Conference postseason tournament for the first time. His leadership steered the women to one of the best seasons in LU softball history.
Upon his appointment as head football coach, he outlined his goals and a strategic plan for recruitment and player management initiatives for the football program.
"He is committed to improving the academic and athletic performance of his players, increasing the athletic program's graduation rates, and plans to increase visibility in high schools to help boost recruitment and retention numbers," said Donnita Drain Rogers, LU Athletic Director.
"The Langston Lions plan to come back strong next season, and after watching coach Morgan perform from the sideline, this is truly possible," said Rogers.
Prior to coaching, he earned a bachelor's degree in health, physical education and recreation in 2005 and a master's degree in urban education in 2010 from Langston University.