High School Sports

Tattnall Square hires Morgan as football coach

Frederica’s Clint Morgan is expected to be announced as the new head football coach at Tattnall Square on Tuesday.

Morgan reportedly told his team Monday morning. Frederica sent out a release to friends and family of the school on Monday as well.

Tattnall released a statement late Monday night confirming the hire.

“Coach Morgan is dedicated to the success of his athletes both on the field and in the classroom," Tattnall Square athletics direcotr Todd Whetsel said in the release. "I am confident that Coach Morgan’s experience, organizational skills, discipline and passion will help us accomplish our athletic goals."

Morgan led Frederica to the GISA Class A championship in 2012 in the program's first season of varsity football. The Knights (11-2) beat Robert Toombs 34-30 in the championship game in December. The Knights’ only losses came to Memorial Day and Pinewood Christian, both schools from larger classifications.

Prior to his arrival at Frederica, Morgan spent seven years as the head coach at Bulloch Academy. His teams never had a losing season. The Gators played in the semifinals in 2005 and 2008, losing to Flint River Academy both times. Morgan began his head coaching career at David Emanuel Academy, and he led David Emanuel to the semifinals in 1997. He is 86-47-1 in his career as a head coach.

“(Monday) marks the beginning of a new era in TSA football, and I am pleased to have Clint Morgan join the TSA family as the new leader of our football team," Tattnall head of school Brenda Shuman-Riley said. "I look forward to what lies ahead for TSA football with coach Morgan as the head coach, as well as the excitement he will bring to both TSA’s students and fans.”

Morgan replaces Barney Hester, who took the head coaching job at Howard.

Hester won 306 games and 11 GISA Class AAA championships in 31 years at Tattnall.