A storied coaching career spanning parts of five decades came to a conclusion on Wednesday afternoon when Dobyns-Bennett High School Athletic Director Larry Shively confirmed that Indian boys’ head basketball coach Charlie Morgan had announced his retirement.
“I am honored to be able to recognize and thank Coach Morgan for his tireless dedication and successful career as the head of the Dobyns-Bennett boys basketball program,” said Kingsport City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie in an official release announcing Morgan’s retirement.
“He has made a positive impact on hundreds of student athletes during his tenure as D-B head coach and he retires as one of the most successful coaches in D-B history and we are incredibly grateful for his leadership and service,” added Ailshie.
Morgan’s coaching career began when most playing careers were just getting off the ground. As a junior at Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, Virginia, Morgan coached the school’s eighth-grade squad.