Pantherette Coach Approaches Career Record

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Duncanville High School varsity girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan expected to reach 900th career win

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In her twelfth year as the Head Coach of Duncanville High School’s varsity girls basketball team, Cathy Self-Morgan started the 2011-12 season with a career coaching record of 875 wins and 198 losses. Now just two games shy of her 900th career win, she is expected to reach this milestone on Tuesday, January 10. The Pantherettes have suffered only one loss this season, and are favored to win their next two games on Friday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 10. If Self-Morgan reaches the 900-win record, a recognition ceremony will be held on the court immediately following Tuesday’s home game. Friends, fans, and media are invited to support the Pantherettes and celebrate Self-Morgan’s illustrious career.

A 33-year coaching veteran, Self-Morgan has led teams to UIL state playoffs 22 times and has never ended a season with a losing record. She coached the Austin Westlake Chaparrals to the 4-A State Championship in 1993, and the 5-A State Championships in 1995 and 1996. Self-Morgan also coached the Duncanville Pantherettes to the 5-A State Championship in 2003.

But her honors go beyond high school basketball seasons and State Championships – Self-Morgan was selected as a recipient of the 2011 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award and named the National High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year for 2010. She has also been named the Texas High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year four times and the Centex Coach of the Year ten times. Other honors include a floor coaching position at the USA Junior Olympic Trials in 2000 and a two-time invitation to coach McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Games (2004 and 2010). Self-Morgan was also inducted into the University of Texas Hall of Honor in 2004.

Crediting her numerous recognitions to those she has had the opportunity to work with, she says, “I have been blessed to work with tremendous players and coaches, and to have had the support of administrators, school personnel, parents, fans, and my family.” Self-Morgan also serves Duncanville ISD as Athletic Director.