Broken Arrow mourns loss of ‘Coach Mo’


By John Dobberstein, Editor

Broken Arrow is mourning the loss of long-time Broken Arrow coach Scott Morgan.

“Coach Mo” taught and coached in the state of Oklahoma for 32 years, including 28 with Broken Arrow Public Schools.

As head coach, Morgan led the Tigers to the 2013 Boys Track and Field State Championship. “Beloved by all of his colleagues and former students, Coach Mo will be missed. Our condolences are with his wife and his beautiful family that he loved so much,” BAPS said in a statement.

The viewing will be Sunday, Jan. 8 from 2-8 pm at Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow. The service for Coach Morgan will be held on Monday, Jan. 9 at 6 pm at Arrow Heights Baptist Church in Broken Arrow.

More information can be found at where you can also leave a comment for the family.

The Broken Arrow Firefighters Assn. said Scott was the father of Broken Arrow firefighter Trevor Morgan. “He dedicated his life to his family and Broken Arrow Public schools where he touched many peoples lives,” BAFA said in a statement.

BAFA has organized a GoFundMe fundraiser to help pay for funeral expenses — find out more here:

Scott Morgan was born Saturday, February 20th, 1965 in Broken Arrow, Okla. to James E. and Yvonne Morgan. He passed Monday, January 2nd, 2023 at age 57.

Scott is survived by his wife Kelley Morgan, a marriage of 34 years; son Trevor and his wife Lauren Morgan of Coweta; daughter Kelsey Hunt of Broken Arrow; grandchildren Hadley, Easton, Kolby, Noble; and mother Yvonne Morgan of Broken Arrow. He was preceded in death by his father James and sister Jami Lessley.

“Scott was a true Broken Arrow native having never residing elsewhere,” his obituary reads. Morgan was not only a coach but also was a standout three-sport athlete for BAHS 1980-1983. Having graduating in ’83 he accepted a baseball scholarship at Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College. He continued his education at Northeastern State University graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1989. He met his future wife, Kelley Lollar, at NSU and they were wed September 24th, 1988. He

started his career at Broken Arrow Schools in 1990 having coached football, basketball, and track. He led the 2016 track team to a State Championship as Head Coach. He retired from coaching in 2021 to spend more time with his grandchildren. He was an active teacher in the Broken Arrow School System upon his time of death.

“Scott was a true people person having many friends in the coaching community, BA Schools, and Broken Arrow in general,” his obituary said. “His love for coaching kids went unmatched. He guided hundreds of young men in sports, life, and manhood. Being the genuine man he was, he always made people feel important and loved.

“Other than his many friendships, Scott’s favorite things were spending time with family (especially his grandkids), BA and OU football, hunting, fishing, and golf. Scott will be always missed but never forgotten.”

The family requests memorials to Broken Arrow Tiger Football, 2200 North 23rd Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.

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