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Me’Lisa Morgan set to become new Pottstown AD

By Jeff Stover
jstover@21st-centurymedia.com
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The Pottstown School District has found itself a new Director of Co-Curricular Activities.
And she brings an extensive background in athletic administration, and familiarity with the region’s sports scene, with her from her years at Norristown.
Me’Lisa Morgan will become Pottstown’s new athletic director, filling the vacancy left by Matt Miller recently leaving the district in pursuit of a teaching position elsewhere.
“I wanted to be an athletic director,” Morgan said, “and this is the next step … combining athletics and academics at the next level.”
Morgan’s application was approved by the Pottstown school board during a recent joint meeting that included Pottstown’s Borough Council.
“With Matt leaving a couple weeks ago, it allowed us to post the position,” John Armato, the Pottstown School District’s Director of Community Relations, said. “We interviewed a number of candidates, and at the joint school board/borough council meeting, the board offered (Morgan) the position.”
Morgan’s tentative plan is to start her new job May 18. Her standing as the Eagles’ softball head coach also carries some bearing as she hopes to see through the season with her team.
“One of the things I’d like to do is introduce myself to different people,” she said. “A goal for the summer is to work with leadership of the seniors and team captains.”
Morgan’s connection to the Norristown School District is multi-faceted. The 2004 graduate played on Norristown’s field hockey, girls basketball and softball teams four years.
More recently, she is a health/physical education teacher and athletic coordinator for the district’s East Norriton Middle School. She feels a degree of comfort moving from Norristown to a fellow Pioneer Athletic Conference member in Pottstown.
“(Norristown) is similar to Pottstown,” Morgan said. “I’m comfortable in that kind of climate.”
Morgan’s coaching resume’ at Norristown includes stints with the high school’s varsity and junior varsity girls basketball, field hockey and lacrosse, and middle-school basketball.
Following her graduation from Norristown, Morgan got her undergraduate degree from West Chester University in 2008. She then attended Cabrini University, graduating with a master’s in education in 2015.
Morgan is presently studying for a master’s in athletic administration from Ohio University. She figures to complete that phase of her education in 2021.
Justin Baker is serving as the high school’s interim DCCA until Morgan comes on board. Baker will be filling that position in addition to his regular job as Pottstown’s athletic trainer … all while the academic community deals with changes in routine brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s a test of leadership, the ability to go on,” Armato said. “It’s a real test of every aspect of life … adjusting to a very fluid situation. You have to be flexible to deal with them.”

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