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Builder - Coach - Football
Rob “Coach” Morgan has been a fixture in the Sackville football community for over 40 years. His involvement began as a player with Bedford Sackville minor in the early 80’s. He went on to play at St. Pat’s, becoming a perennial all-star before finishing his playing career at Acadia University. His accomplishments as a player pale in comparison to the impact he has made on football in the community and the hundreds of young men and women he has coached.
Coach Morgan spent nearly three decades at Sackville High; first as an assistant then as Head Coach. His commitment and passion is evidenced by the five High school Provincial titles under his leadership. He was also a founder and five time Champion Head Coach in the NS Varsity Football league in addition to volunteering with flag and tackle in minor.
The impact he’s had as a mentor spread well beyond the community, reaching the Provincial, National and International stage. He spent six seasons with NS Provincial teams at the National Championships and was the only Nova Scotian to coach the U15 Canadian team at the US Army All American Bowl in Texas. In 2010 Rob was named a finalist for the NFL Youth Coach of the Year.
Foremost among-st his accomplishments however, has been inspiring generations to continue on his path and give back to the sport and community they love. Numerous former players and assistant coaches have gone on to Coach at the minor, High School , Provincial, National and University level.
“The success of a young football player isn’t measured by the wins and losses. The sport teaches well beyond the X’s and O’s. Football develops character and prepares a player for real life. Hard work, sacrifice, dedication, teamwork, overcoming challenges, these are all things we do and skills we need every day.
If I’ve prepared a player to be successful off the field, that’s been my biggest accomplishment.”