About Mike Morgan
I first began working with high school students way back in 1994. I ran Cross Country and Track and Field for Long Beach State. While attending Long Beach State my coach referred me to a high school Cross Country coach, who needed assistance in building and training his team. The high school team experienced immediate success and I found that I had a very natural ability to motivate and bring the best out of the athletes. That program, to this day, is one if the top running programs in Southern California, with many of their athletes earning athletic scholarships to Division 1 colleges.
I helped coach in the off-season, as I had to compete during the season, and I did so until I graduated from Long Beach State. When it was time to go into the field, I went to school for I had to say good-bye to the coaching. The coach’s final words to me where, “You should become a teacher, I have never seen kids gravitate to anyone like they have to you.” This was a very rewarding compliment but I had just completed five years of education in a specific field, so I was hesitant to just push that all aside and restart my education to become a teacher.