WC alum Brett Morgan hired as West Point football head coach

Published 8:19 pm Monday, January 8, 2024

A member of one of Mississippi’s most famous football coaching families is getting a chance to lead one of the state’s most successful high school programs.

Brett Morgan, a Vicksburg native and Warren Central alum, has been hired as the new head coach at West Point High School, the West Point Consolidated School District announced Monday.

Morgan is the youngest son of Warren Central legend Robert Morgan. His older brothers Josh and Rob are currently the head coach and offensive coordinator, respectively, at Warren Central. Robert Morgan won 168 games with the Vikings and is a member of the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame, while Josh has won 102 games in 14 seasons at his alma mater.

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“I am honored and humbled to be the next head football coach at West Point High School,” Brett Morgan said in a statement. “Today is not only about me; but our entire football coaching staff, our current and former players, and the overall direction that our program has been trending for the past two decades.”

Brett Morgan will replace Chris Chambless, who retired after leading West Point to the MHSAA Class 5A championship — his seventh at West Point, and the school’s 12th state title overall. Including one season at Caledonia in 1998, Chambless has a 208-54 career record. He became West Point’s coach in 2006.

West Point has played in the Class 5A championship game in nine consecutive seasons.

Morgan joined West Point’s coaching staff in 2009 and has been the offensive coordinator since 2015. The 2002 graduate of Warren Central followed in his brothers’ footsteps by playing football at Mississippi State, and also had a stint coaching with the Bulldogs as a graduate assistant.

At West Point, Morgan’s offenses have averaged 36 points per game since he became the offensive coordinator.

In the statement announcing the hire, Morgan said he didn’t plan to stray from what made the Green Wave so successful under Chambless.

“This is a sad day in a sense that we are all going to miss being with Coach Chambless on a day-to-day basis, but it is also an exciting day that ensures that our program will be led and run in the same manner that has allowed us to be successful,” Morgan said.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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