Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan has been head volleyball coach at Ogallala High School in Ogallala, NE since 1973.

Coach Morgan has 45 consecutive winning seasons and a career record of 984-216.

Learn more about Coach Morgan's honors and teams throughout the years.

About Coach Morgan

Steve Morgan VolleyballFew coaches can match Steve Morgan's success. Morgan created a dynasty without equal in Ogallala. At the time of his induction in 2012, Morgan's 45-year volleyball coaching career included 984 victories, three state championships and four runner-up finishes in 30 state tournament appearances. His career did not include a losing season. During his tenure, the Indians dominated the Southwest Conference, winning 24 consecutive league titles and an overall league record of 199-15. Recognized for his skills in teaching the game, Morgan inaugurated youth programs at Ogallala that helped create the team's success, along with more than 60 athletes who went on to play collegiately. His camps have drawn teams and players from Washington, California, Texas and Canada.

Honors and Awards

NSAA "50 Years in the Making" Major Contributor, 2021; KMCX Coach of the Year; Head Coach Mid-America Team; Heart of America Class B Coach of the Year; Milestone Award winner: Level I, II, III, IV; Nebraska Coaches Association Volleyball Coach of the Year: 1987, 2001; Omaha World Herald Coach of the Year: 2001; Lincoln Journal and Star Coach of the Year: 2001; East/West All Star Coach: 1984, 1985, 2006; North/South All Star Coach: 1987, 2001; Keith County All Area Coach of the Year: 2006-2015, 2017; NCA Volleyball Award - 2008; Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame 2012, 2021 USAV Robert Lindsay Meritorious Service Award and Honorary Coach at Nebraska Volleyball Day. In 2021, Coach Morgan earned the NSAA Volleyball Major Contributor Award.

Teams throughout the years

Coach Morgan was inducted into the Nebraska Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012, and broke the 800 win barrier in the same year. His teams have qualified for the state tournament 30 times during his tenure at Ogallala High School. In 2021, Coach Morgan was awarded the NSAA Volleyball Major Contributor Award. In 2023, Coach Morgan was an Honorary Coach at UNL Volleyball Day. This event had a world record breaking attendance of 92,003— the largest ever for a women’s sporting event.

At least 65 Ogallala players have gone on to play college volleyball and ten athletes have played Division I volleyball. At least 21 Ogallala players have coached or are coaching volleyball currently. Nearly 40 Ogallala players have participated in All-Star Games. Numerous teams who have attended our team camps have gone on to win state championships.

Contact Coach Steve Morgan

Contact Steve Morgan