After eight years of serving Duncanville ISD as both Athletic Director and Head Girls Basketball Coach, Cathy Self-Morgan has decided to step away from her position as athletic director.
During her time in both positions, Self-Morgan divided her time in the morning to work on administrative issues while coaching her team in the afternoons and evenings. She said the time has come for a change.
“The district is ready for a full-time athletic director,” Self-Morgan said.
One of the most dramatic improvements the district has seen during Self-Morgan’s time as AD is the revitalization of the DHS Panthers Football team. Self-Morgan was instrumental in bringing head coach, Reginald Samples, to the district in 2014. This season, the team is 4-and-1 for the first time in more than a decade.
Self-Morgan plans to continue her duties as Athletic Director until the district is able to find her replacement.
“Whoever is stepping into this position is coming into a great program,” Self-Morgan said. “It’s just going to continue to get better, and I’ll be here to support that person.”
Under Self-Morgan’s leadership as Head Girls Basketball Coach, the Pantherettes have compiled a lengthy list of accomplishments. Last spring, she led them to an undefeated season that culminated in both state and national championships. The team has made the playoffs all 16 seasons with Self-Morgan at the helm – winning State Championships in 2003, 2012, 2013 and 2016. Additionally, from 2012 to 2014, the Pantherettes won an amazing 105 consecutive games. Self-Morgan has received many state and national honors including being named to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
Self-Morgan is currently knee-deep in preparing her Pantherettes for another successful season which officially begins October 19.