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Fort Valley State fires head football coach

May 15, 2006

FORT VALLEY-- Fort Valley State University has announced that it will not renew the contract of head football coach John Morgan. The announcement was made by Gwendolyn Reeves, director of athletics at FVSU.

John Morgan

“After careful review and consideration, I believe it is in the best interests of our football program to move in a different direction under new leadership,” said Reeves. “I extend to Coach Morgan my thanks, and that of our university community, for his contribution and service.” Morgan has served as head coach since 2003. He remains under contract until June 30, 2006.

A national search for a new head coach, responsible for daily management and administration of all phases of the university's Division II football program in accordance with all NCAA, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and university regulations, will commence immediately.

“Our university family appreciates Coach Morgan’s hard work, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” President Larry E. Rivers added.

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