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Iroquois Head Coach Matt Morgan Named NWPFCA Coach of the Year

Written by: on Thursday, January 19th, 2017



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Matt Morgan, Iroquois Head Football Coach, has been named the 2016 Northwest Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association “Coach of the Year”. At its monthly meeting last night, the organization of District 10 coaches selected Coach Morgan based on his career consistency and his recent success at Iroquois High School.


In 2016, Coach Morgan guided the Iroquois Braves to a 9-0 regular season record, and 10-1 overall; winning the Region 3 Championship. Iroquois went on to win its first playoff game since 2001, and the 10 wins were the most at Iroquois since 1991. Coach Morgan also earned his 100th career win during the season becoming only the 31st coach in District 10 to do so, and finished the season with an impressive 102-42 career mark.

Coach Matt Shesman of North East High School remarked, “Through all of this, Matt was a class act as a coach. The Iroquois players were fundamentally sound in all aspects of the game and proved that they were one of the best AA teams in District 10. There are indeed a number of “northern” coaches worthy of ‘Coach of the Year’; however, Matt Morgan, at small AA Iroquois and with a very limited amount of Division I or Division II talent, molded a championship football team through hard work and dedication.”

Working with Coach Morgan on the remarkable season was 2016 Assistant Coach of the Year Ryan Abbott. As the defensive coordinator, Iroquois only allowed more than 20 points in 3 games. As an offensive line coach, Abbott re-tooled with many new starters to set a school single season and career mark for a running back.

The NWPFCA is an organization of District 10 coaches whose purpose is to serve the needs of our coaching community and promote the game of football in our area. Each year the NWPFCA sponsors the D10 Recruitment night in December, the Erie Area Coaches Clinic in March, and the North/South All-Star game in June. 

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