Kyle Morgison

Assistant Coach

     Coach Morgison is a townie - though originally from Eudora, Kansas. Graduating from Lawrence High School in 2006, he was a member of one State qualifying cross country team. He ran the 4x800m at the State Track and Field Championships in 2006, helping the Lions to a team State Championship. 

     After high school, Morgison pursued two more years of running at Johnson County Community College, where he gained a passion for coaching. After Johnson County, Kyle went to the University of Kansas for an additional three years in pursuit of a film degree. He now works as a Para Educator within Lawrence High School and is studying for his Master's in Special Education through Pittsburg State University.

     Three years after graduating with his undergrad, a coaching opportunity with the runLawrence Youth Running Project opened and he gained his first coaching position. In two years, Coach Morgison learned and honed in on his own coaching style with guidance from Dan Kuhlman. 

     Morgison was accepted onto the Lawrence High coaching staff for the 2016 season and things have been rolling right along ever since. Working with the boy's team for the past three seasons has offered a chance for Morgison to build quality coach-to-athlete relationships that have helped grown from one season to the next. 

     Fall of 2018 saw a resurgence of fast kids coming into the program and Morgison, along with Brensing, put their mettle to the test; challenging and encouraging them to become better, more well-rounded athletes. The results were a great prelude to the possibilities of the 2019 season. 

     Spring 2019 had Morgison taking on a coaching roll himself at Southwest Middle School where he coached the distance kids. He helped newcomers and veterans alike meet and exceed their expectations. One of his runners - who is now a member of the LHS Cross Country team - shocked everyone by going from a 5:30 mile down to a 5:13 mile by the end of the short two-month season.

     Under Morgison's encouragement, many of his athletes have decided to give cross country a go. With their inclusion along with other freshmen from the other middle schools, there's little doubt in Morgison's mind that there is something special brewing for this coming season along with future years to come.