Former Madisonville AD accepts job in Bryan


Former Madisonville Athletic Director Greg Morgan has found a new home in the Brazos Valley, and may soon have an opportunity to return to Mustang Stadium.

Morgan, who served as Madisonville’s head football coach and the district’s AD for 16 years, is taking the helm at Bryan ISD’s Rudder High School. The announcement was made during a Monday evening Bryan ISD school board meeting.

Morgan and his family – wife Rhonda, children Kaley and Kyle and grandson Gabriel – were a fixture in Madisonville for many years. The coach was popular among student athletes and led the Mustangs to nine playoff appearances. Morgan was named Deep East Texas Coach of the Year in 1998, District 19-3A Coach of the Year in 2007 and Co-Coach of the Year in 2010.

MCISD Superintendent Keith Smith said he was pleased to hear that Morgan was offered the Bryan post.

"I'm really happy for Greg," he said. "He's got a lot of experience and has won over 100 games. Rudder hasn't had a lot of success in the past. Having a coach with some experience will help. He's a good man and a good role model."

Bryan officials also expressed faith in their new leader. 

“We could not be more excited about the future of football and athletics at Rudder High School,” said Bryan ISD Interim Superintendent Tim Rocka, as reported by KBTX-TV.  “A broad pool of qualified and competitive coaches expressed strong interest in our players, our program and Rudder High School. We had great applicants to choose from, and we found an excellent fit who is enthusiastic about being here and continuing to build this program.”

Madisonville’s current athletic director, Rusty Nail, said he’s excited about the opportunity to meet his old friend on the field.

“I’ll reach out to him,” Nail said Tuesday. “I’ve known Greg for a long time. I’m glad he’s back in. He’s good for kids.”

Nail, who leads the 4A Mustangs, said he’d be open to a scrimmage or game against 5A Bryan.