November Monthly Chamber Luncheon

Keynote Speaker

Coach Cathy Self-Morgan

“Tough Love”




$200 PER TABLE (8)


Coach Cathy Self-Morgan is in her 18th season at the helm of the Duncanville Pantherettes. She has compiled an amazing record of 1100 wins and 208 losses, an 83% winning record in her 39 years of girls high school varsity coaching. She led the Pantherettes to the State Championship in 2003, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017. In 2004 and 2014, the Pantherettes lost in the state finals. From 2012 to 2014, Coach Self-Morgan’s Pantherette teams won an amazing 105 consecutive games. In 2016 her team finished #1 in 5 National polls. Her Duncanville teams have made it to the playoffs all 18 years of her tenure.

Before coming to Duncanville she led the Austin Westlake Chaparrals to the Class 5-A state Championship in 1995 and 1996 and the 4-A State Championship in 1993. In 1992 her Westlake team made it to the Final 4. She has coached teams to the state playoff’s thirty three years and has never had a losing record.

In 2016, Gatorade recognized Coach Self-Morgan with the prestigious “Excellence in Coaching” Gatorade Coach of the Year Award that was awarded to one female high school coach in the Nation.   In 2014, Coach Self-Morgan was named to the National high School Girls’ Basketball Naismith Coach of the year and was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the year. In 2013, Coach Self-Morgan was named USA TODAY National Coach of the Year, MAX PREPS National Coach of the Year, Texas Girls Coaches Association Coach of the Year, and Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year. She was also named National Federation of High Schools Sectional coach of the Year. In 2012 she was Named Texas High School Girls and Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year. She was also named ‘Woman of the Year” in 2012 by the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 she was honored with the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. In 2010 Coach Self-Morgan was named National High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association. Texas Sportswriters have named her Texas High School Coach Girls Basketball Coach of the Year 4 times, and while at Westlake was named Centex Coach of the Year an unprecedented 10 times between 1980 and 1996. She has had the honor of coaching Texas All Star teams five times and was a floor coach for the USA Junior Olympic Trials in Colorado in 2000. In March 2004, she was selected to coach the McDonald’s All American All Star game held in Oklahoma City and was awarded that honor again in March 2010 when the McDonald’s game was held in Columbus, Ohio. In April 2016, she was the head coach of the All American West team that played in the Jordan Brand Classic in New York.

Coach Self-Morgan began her career in South Texas where she played at Jourdanton High School. She went on to play at Temple Junior College on scholarship for one year before transferring to the University of Texas in Austin where she was one of the first women on athletic scholarship in basketball and played for Jody Conradt her senior year. While at Texas she was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the team in 1975, Co-Most Valuable Player in 1976, and won the Scholar Athlete award in 1977. She graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in 1977. She received her Master’s in Education from Texas State University, San Marcos, in 1984. Coach Self-Morgan was inducted into the Hall of Honor at the University of Texas, Austin, in 2004.

Coach Self-Morgan is married to Jack Morgan. Jack keeps the book for all away games and is the announcer for home games. They have three married daughters and 9 grandchildren. With a strong tradition already established, Coach Self-Morgan continues to utilize her expertise and capitalize on her passion for the game of basketball in coaching the Duncanville Pantherettes. She also served the Duncanville Independent School District as the Athletic Director for past 8 years and just recently stepped aside to devote full time to the pantherette program.