Morris Inducted into Andrews HOF
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
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.
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 email@example.com.