A man may find that his influence is much deeper and longer than he realizes. Steve Morgan wrote this insightful blog about his dad. Coach Bob Morgan, Steve’s dad, was also my coach 42 years ago.
They call him “Coach”, and when it comes to coaching, he’s certainly one of the best and most respected in Wisconsin basketball history. Making significant contributions through his playing and coaching career, his greatest thrill came with his 1971 State Basketball Championship victory. He coached me when I played in high school. He did something even greater. He coached me and taught me about life. You see, this coach is my Dad.
I remember when I was a little guy, and we would wrestle around on the living room floor. He was so big and strong; I know now that he could have brushed me away with one sweep of his arm, but his laugh still echoes in my mind as I would pin him the floor. We did lots of fun things together, and he was constantly teaching: how to put a worm on a hook; how to hook…
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