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Calvin Morgan joins WCHS as assistant basketball coach



Calvin Morgan and Keith Williams
Calvin Morgan and Keith Williams: Photo by Keith Phillips
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The Warren Central High School boys’ basketball team added Calvin Morgan to their staff as an assistant coach.

Morgan, a native of Edwards, Mississippi, played varsity basketball and baseball at Hinds AHS under head coach Jessie Amos.

“I loved it, and playing under Coach Amos is what really got me into coaching because he gave me so much leeway to help run the team,” Morgan said.

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Calvin Morgan: Photo by Keith Phillips

Morgan went on to play at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California before starting coaching in California. He then connected with his former junior high coach and became an assistant at Edwards Attendance Center.

In 2003, Morgan became the assistant coach at Raymond High before becoming the head coach in 2004, where he would remain for three years. He eventually left Raymond to become the assistant girl’s basketball coach at Hinds Community College for four years.

After coaching on the college level, Morgan took the head coach position at Prentiss High School where he led the Bulldogs to six straight district championship appearances, winning the last two and eventually going to the Big House.

After the closure of PHS, Morgan went on to Byram Middle School, where they finished with a 16-1 record and won the Little Six Championship in his lone year before heading to Terry. The next year he would lead Terry High School’s ninth-grade team to a Little Six Championship. He would stay with Terry for a total of four years before going to Crystal Springs, where he was the assistant boys’ and girls’ coach.

Morgan has now connected with his childhood friend, WC Head Coach Keith Williams, who brought him to the program.

“We lived right down the street from each other, and he would tell you that I used to beat him in one-on-one, and that’s how he became a great player.” Morgan said jokingly.

Morgan was recently added to the staff, and he’s ready to get to work with his young crew as he will take over the ninth-grade team and assist with the varsity guys.

“I like the change, and that group I saw play over the summer reminds me of that group I had at Byram and Terry because they have great chemistry and all the tools to win it all,” Morgan said.

Morgan’s ninth-grade squad will begin playing on October 26 when they travel to Pearl.

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