This week we’re chatting with Reggie Morris, the boy’s basketball coach at Raytown South High School, and one of this year’s Blue KC Coaches with Character honorees.
What is the Blue KC Coaches with Character program? Since 2017, CYITML has partnered with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City and the Kansas City Royals for a program called Coaches with Character. Each year we recognize six coaches who are making Kansas City a better place.
This year we are featuring the coaches on this podcast, because, who knows better about leadership, building teams, team chemistry and so on than successful high school coaches?
Reggie Morris, the boys’ basketball coach at Raytown South High School, was our second Coaches with Character recipient this year, back in May.
Morris is starting his third year at Raytown South after a successful stint as the coach at Grandview High School, where his teams won back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. Morris’ resume includes being selected as KC Metro Basketball Coach of the Year twice, the Conference Coach of the Year award winner three times, from 2017-2019, and the District Coach of the Year for four consecutive years from 2017-2020.
Ultimately, though, Morris is about what happens away from basketball for the young men he coaches. Culture is huge for Morris. And his goal, like it is with our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program, is to prepare his players, as well as other students with whom he comes in contact at Raytown South, for their next stage in life.
Morris talks about all of that, defines COMPASSION, takes a swing at Pregame Batting Practice, and much more.
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Here’s the article about Reggie Morris as the May Blue KC Coaches with Character honoree.
Here’s a link to the Blue KC documentary, Not Good Enough, that Reggie and Matt reference.
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