Ogallala's Steve Morgan retires from coaching volleyball

Published: Mar. 29, 2019 at 9:28 PM CDT
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After 45 years of serving as head coach of the storied Ogallala Volleyball program, coach Steve Morgan has officially announced his retirement.

While he will still be conducting his volleyball camps, which has brought thousands of visitors to Ogallala over the years, he is officially retiring as Ogallala volleyball’s head coach for 2019.

Morgan, who in 45 years has never had a losing season, is easily one of the most successful coaches in Nebraska.

When it comes to tangible results, the list is endless: Morgan was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 2012, has 30 state tournament appearances, as well as multiple state and state runner titles up to his name, was named as Nebraska Coach of the Year by the Omaha World Herald, Lincoln Journal & Star and the NCA, and has accumulated 35 conference championships and almost 1,000 wins, to name a few.

When the Huskers won the national title in 2000, Morgan was credited as one of the coaches who shaped Nebraska volleyball’s winning tradition.

Morgan says the secret to his success comes from behind the scenes. “None of the success I have experienced would have happened without the strong support and love from my family,” Morgan said. He had the opportunity to coach both of his daughters, Amanda and Lindsay. His daughter Lindsay even served as his assistant coach for seven years.

Morgan looks forward to traveling with his wife, Kate, of 41 years. With his daughter Lindsay, who lives locally, son Ryan in Houston and his oldest daughter Mandy, in Nashville, they hope to spend more time with their children and grandchildren.

The search for a new head coach is already underway.

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