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Morris Inducted into Andrews HOF
By Kelly Bledsoe
The late Neal Morris was recently inducted into the Andrews Athletic Hall of Fame. Morris, a native of Denton, was honored for his success at Andrews High School. He guided the Red Raiders to four state track titles in eight years before succumbing to cancer. His mother, Imogene Morris, spoke on Neal’s behalf. She was emotional and filled with gratitude as she and Morris’ son, Hayden, accepted his father’s plaque.

Morris, affectionately nicknamed “Moose” was a graduate of Elon College. He began his career at Andrews in 1995 serving as assistant football coach and Head Track coach after a 6-year stint at Northwest Guilford. In 1999, he began coaching both boys and girls teams. During the 8 years he coached track at Andrews, his boys’ teams were Conference and regional Champions all 8 years and his girls’ teams 5 times. His teams won 4 State 3-A Track Championships - 2 in girls and 2 in boys. In fact his 2001 teams each won the State Championship-the first time that has ever been done outright in North Carolina. Neal was named both North Carolina and National High School Girls Track Coach of the Year in 2001.

Neal’s life was tragically cut short at the age of 39 in 2003 when he passed away after a long battle with cancer. He has previously been inducted into the Davidson County Hall of Fame in 2006 and the South Davidson High School Hall of Fame in 2014.

In addition, each year in Neal’s honor Andrews High School presents a Neal Morris Award, a Neal Morris Scholarship, and hosts the Neal Morris Invitational Track Meet. Morris’ induction into the Andrews Athletic Hall of Fame validates the mark he left at Andrews and beyond…his legacy lives on.

FREE Pitching Camp
Coach Danny Hunt is offering a FREE Pitching Camp at South Davidson High School. The camp will start Monday, December 7 at 7:00pm in the gym. The camp is designed to increase the number of softball players in southern Davidson County to ensure future middle and high school softball teams.  Future camp dates and times will float to accommodate winter athletic schedules. The camp is open to all 4th through 7th grade athletes. For more information contact Danny Hunt at 336-242-5700 (ext. 6521) or email