Clarence Morgan is entering his 3rd season as the Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Las Positas College. In his first two seasons, the Hawks had a combined record of 25-30. In his 3rd season, Coach Morgan believes that his tireless recruiting efforts are ready to pay off in a big way and turn the once struggling program, making some noise in the upcoming seasons.
Coach Morgan brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the LPC program. He got his first taste of community college coaching as the assistant coach for West Valley College's men’s program under the watchful eye of the late, great Mike Gervasoni in 1986.
Coach Morgan spent one year as the assistant coach at Monterey Peninsula College before being named the head coach at Monterey, which was also struggling at the time. In Morgan’s first year, the team went 4-16, and in his second, he was able to guide the Lobos to a 20-win season and into the second round of the state playoffs.
After taking some time away from the community college basketball circuit in 1998, Coach Morgan accepted a position on the staff of Glendale College, which had some very talented teams.
In 1986, Morgan brought The American Roundball Corporation to Northern California to start some spring and summer leagues. At the time, it was not fashionable for players to participate in basketball in a organized fashion year-round outside of their high school teams. Although all of the basketball experts at the time told Morgan that his idea of players playing basketball year-round would never catch on… well, apparently it did, and it has not looked back since.
Morgan also formed a nonprofit organization called TimeOut, in which he had over 500 players from all over Northern California meeting up on the weekends participating in a basketball leagues at several high schools in East San Jose, as well as San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Monterey Peninsula College and Stanford University. He took the top 10 players to the national tournaments in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Morgan later founded another nonprofit called JumpBall, Inc., which operated out of the Sacramento region and has had several players playing on some of the top Division 1 programs in the country.
Coach Morgan also has taken his coaching talents abroad as the assistant coach with David Greenwood, a UCLA Hall of Famer and a NBA Champion with the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs. The two were able to guide the Belize National Team to its country's first gold medal in international play. The team participated in tournaments in Belize, Cuba and Venezuela.
Coach Morgan has 2 sons, Jason & CJ, and 1 daughter Cassie. He resides in Mountain House, CA, with Jodi, his wife of 30 years.