Catawba College Director of Athletics, Larry Leckonby, has announced that Women’s Basketball Head Coach Angie Morton has resigned. Morton is stepping down to devote more time to her family.
“I appreciate the opportunity I had to return to my alma mater to coach,” stated Morton. “I had a great four years as a student-athlete at Catawba and another 15 as a coach. I’ve been blessed by all the players I have met, the coaches, administration and staff I’ve worked with and the ties I have made in the community.”
Morton guided the Catawba Indians for 15 seasons and leaves as the winningest coach in school history with 238 victories. She posted a pair of 20-win seasons and produced 13 winning campaigns at her alma mater.
“Angie has been an outstanding basketball coach and an outstanding ambassador for Catawba College for the past 15 years,” said Leckonby. “Her teams have consistently won basketball games, while her players have consistently graduated at rates well above the national average. We will miss her greatly but know that she has left the program in an excellent position for the future.”
In her initial season in 2004, she led Catawba to both the South Atlantic Conference regular season and tournament titles and a spot in the NCAA II Southeast Regional. Catawba would make two more regional appearances during Morton’s tenure, qualifying in both 2012 and 2015.
In 2012, Morton was named the SAC Coach of the Year and nearly guided the Lady Indians to an upset in the regional, missing a three-pointer at the buzzer that would have knocked off top-seeded USC Aiken in the opening round.
Morton mentored a pair of SAC Players of the Year and WBCA All-Americans in Danyel Locklear and Dana Hicks and a league Freshman of the Year in Terri Rogers. A total of 26 players earned all-conference honors under Morton.
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