By Jonathan Stark
12:04 PM EST, November 28, 2012
It didn’t take East Jessamine long to find a replacement for former girls’ soccer coach DeAngelo Wiser.
One day after East announced the resignation of Wiser, it announced that Sara Morgan would be the program’s fifth head coach in the last 10 years.
Morgan is a 1999 graduate of Centre College.
While at Centre, she became the all-time leading scorer in the Centre and SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) history and was named the SCAC player of the year in 1998.
Morgan also attended Tates Creek High School in Lexington, where she was named all-state four times and all-region three times.
Throughout high school, Morgan coached in local youth leagues. In college, she coached in various camps and a local youth team in Boyle County.
Following graduation in 1999, Morgan stayed with the Colonels as an assistant coach.
“I prefer to focus a lot on using fitness in tactics and using a lot of space and angles to teach kids the geometry of the game,” Morgan said of her coaching style. “... I’m a big believer in fitness and understanding the reasons behind what you’re doing.”
Morgan recently moved back to Kentucky from Xenia, Ohio.
“I’m from here; I grew up in Lexington, and I’ve just been wanting to get back for a while,” Morgan said. “I’m just a Kentucky girl at heart I guess.”
Morgan teaches English at East Jessamine.
She is familiar with some of the team already via seeing them in school but will have an official meet-and-greet with players and parents Thursday night.
Morgan will also be coaching the middle-school team in the spring.
“I like the idea of having the middle schoolers, and I can focus a lot on skill work so that they can master some skills before they get to high school,” Morgan said. “And focus more on tactics in high school.”