David Lee Morgan Jr. is an American sportswriter, author, teacher and motivational speaker. Morgan has worked at several newspapers, including the Warren Tribune-Chronicle, the Raleigh News & Observer, the Youngstown Vindicator, the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin, and the Akron Beacon Journal.
David Lee Morgan, Jr.
The Massillon Tigers: 15 for 15 (2020)
After playing 4 quarters of hard-fought football games, the Massillon Tiger football team gathered in a circle at the center of every football field they played on in 2019 to do 15 pushups—a pushup for every game it would take to lead them to the State Championship game. The mantra for the season became: 15 for 15. Each pushup is represented as a chapter in this book and a different piece of the puzzle that explains the football town of Massillon, Ohio. In this dramatic and entertaining book, Author and Tiger running back coach, David Lee Morgan, Jr. shares stories that offer a unique and unequaled perspective into the 2019 season and the Tigers’ quest for that elusive state championship. The Massillon Tiger football program isn’t a typical high school football program. It’s a ministry of football with the first season dating back to 1894. The Massillon Tigers: 15 for 15 is the powerful tale of one of the most storied high school football programs anywhere in the country and their magical 2019 season, as told by an award-winning author and journalist who enjoyed unlimited access to the players, coaches, and families through his role as the running backs coach.