VIDEO: Coach Morton Discusses 2012 Season and 2013 Outlook
Angie Morton took over the reigns of the Catawba College women’s basketball program in 2003. Catawba has compiled a 145-114 mark under her direction.
Last year, Morton was named the South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year after guiding Catawba to a runner-up league finish and the NCAA II regionals. In her first season, she led Catawba to a 22-9 record and to both the SAC regular-season and tournament titles. The Lady Indians also qualified for the NCAA II Regional. Morton, a 1984 Catawba graduate, returned to her alma mater after serving as head coach at Pfeiffer University for seven seasons where she compiled a 108-90 record.
During her seven years at Pfeiffer, Morton guided the Lady Falcons to a pair of Carolinas-Virginia Conference titles and the school’s first NCAA II playoff berth this past season. The back-to-back 20 win campaigns, including a 24-5 mark in 2003-04, earned Morton consecutive CVAC Coach of the Year honors. Morton was also a CVAC Coach of the Year in softball in 2000 as she led Pfeiffer to the league crown.
Prior to her stint at Pfeiffer, Morton was the girls head coach at West Stanly High School for eight years. She guided the school to playoff appearances in all eight seasons and was RRC Coach of the Year in 1992. She also served as coach at Locust Elementary School and Knox Middle School.
Graduating from Catawba in 1984, Morton earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. At Catawba as Angie Crayton, she earned 10 letters, playing basketball, softball and field hockey. In basketball, Morton played in 86 games and averaged 5.5 points, netting a career high 26 in a loss to Wingate as a senior. She added 163 rebounds and 107 assists. Morton was a .367 career hitter in softball with nine home runs and 74 RBI.
Morton resides in Albemarle with her husband, Randy. They have four children, Matt, Keri, Krista and Tad.