Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan

BELTON — The Belton school district’s athletic director will move to a new administrative role, Superintendent Susan Kincannon announced Monday evening.

Mike Morgan will move from athletic director, a position he’s held since January 2017, to become the new assistant superintendent of student services.

“Mike has been a go-to person for many years,” Kincannon said in a news release. “I am excited that he will provide that same caliber of leadership in this new role for issues directly involving our students, including oversight of our safety and security department. As the district grows, so does our need to ensure strong leadership and customer service in this area.”

In his role as assistant superintendent of student services, Morgan will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of the district’s student services programs including: attendance, health services, safety and security, student code of conduct, student disciplinary concerns, student hearings, and student transfers.

“I know that I can count on Mike to do quality work and take care of our kids,” Kincannon said. “He has the confidence and respect of everyone he works with — coaches and student-athletes but also campus administrators, parents, teachers and community members.”

In addition to serving as an assistant athletic director and academic coordinator, Morgan was a coach for the Tigers’ inside receivers and special teams after joining Belton Independent School District in 2007. He also served as the head coach for the junior varsity “Red” team and for boys track.

Morgan previously worked at Gatesville Independent School District, where he was the athletic director and head football coach from 2001 to 2006 and head softball coach from 1999 to 2000.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to Dr. Kincannon and her staff for giving me this opportunity,” Morgan said in a release. “I am looking forward to working extremely hard to help Belton ISD meet the needs of our students and families.”

Morgan has a master’s degree in coaching and athletics administration from Concordia University and a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from Southwest Texas State University. His wife, Becky, teaches fourth grade at Sparta Elementary School. Their daughter, Abbey, graduated from Belton High School in 2016, and their son, Seth, attends Belton High School.

Kincannon announced the selection at the Monday evening monthly board meeting at the Pittenger Fine Arts Center.

Morgan will begin his new assignment on July 1.