Brian Morgan joined the Lamar coaching staff in August 2014 as the running back's coach and special teams coordinator. A native to Southeast Texas, Morgan is entering his second season on the Lamar sidelines.
In Morgan’s first year with the Cardinals, he produced a ground attack that overcame injuries to key members of the backfield to average nearly 190 yards per game. Morgan’s troops ended the year ranked third in the Southland averaging better than 227 yards rushing in conference only games.
Sophomore Kade Harrington posted another strong season under Morgan’s tutelage. The Kingwood, Texas native finished fourth in the league averaging better than 82 yards per game on the ground while adding 11 touchdowns. Harrington also ranked among the league leaders in all-purpose yards and scoring as well. Between Harrington and transfer Carl Harris, the Cardinals recorded six 100-yard rushing efforts in 2014.
Morgan spent two seasons at Prairie View A&M before moving to Beaumont. During that time he worked with the Panthers running backs and linebackers. Morgan also held down the responsibility of special teams and recruiting coordinator.
Under Morgan's guidance, the Panthers produced one of the top special teams in the nation. Morgan produced five All-SWAC selections for their work on special teams, including three return specialists and a kicker. Former Panthers punt returner Moses Ellis finished the 2011 season ranked third nationally averaging 14.5 yards per return. In 2012, PVAMU finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally in punt return and punt coverage, and in his final two seasons the Panthers blocked 13 kicks.
Morgan's familiarity of east Texas has been an asset to Morgan on the recruiting trail. While at PVAMU, Morgan's primary recruiting area was southeast Texas, including Houston.
Entering his 11th season, Morgan got his first taste of coaching southeast Texas' football talent in the high school ranks. He served as an assistant coach at Port Arthur Memorial for three seasons where he worked with the Titans' linebackers and special teams. Following his three seasons at the high school level, Morgan accepted a position as a graduate assistant coach at North Texas, where he worked with future Cleveland Brown Craig Robertson.
Morgan's coaching career began at Grambling State where he spent the 2005 season overseeing the special teams. That year, Morgan helped coach the Tigers to a SWAC title.
The start of Morgan's coaching career came on the heels of a standout playing career at GSU. A two-time All-America selection, Morgan graduated from Grambling as the school's all-time leading scorer. A three-time All-SWAC selection, Morgan helped guide the Tigers to back-to-back HBC national titles.
Morgan graduated with a bachelor's degree from GSU in December 2005. He returned to school to receive his master degree from North Texas in 2011.