Each week the Lovejoy Athletic Department will feature the outstanding contributions from a member of our coaching staff. We appreciate the time, dedication, and the leadership that they invest in our student-athletes. This week’s Spotlight is on Willow Springs Middle School coach, Melodie Morris.
Coach Morris has been an outstanding addition to the Lovejoy Athletic Department and we appreciate all of her efforts in supporting the student-athletes of Willow Springs Middle School.
Coach Morris Profile
High School Attended: Grace Prep Academy
College Attended: Criswell College/Liberty University
How many years and at what schools have you coached? 5 Years at Fannin Middle School & 1 Year at Willow Springs
What sports do you coach? Volleyball, Basketball, and Track
What is the best part of coaching in Lovejoy? Seeing your athletes determination, and them striving to get better.
What is one of your most memorable moments in coaching? Watching my girls fight back from 21 to 37 and win by 12 points. They never quit and were determined to give it their all.
Who is your favorite athlete and why? Jackie Robinson – Robinson broke the country’s baseball color barrier because of his devotion to God. Even when he was abused by other players/fans, he did not fight back, but continued to pursue his passion and love for the game of baseball with integrity and character. Robinson used his faith in Christ to stay strong and push through and make every day a new day to only get better.
What do you like to do outside of work? Run, kayak, spend time outdoors, spend time with the family
What is the best part of being a coach? The best part of being a coach is seeing my athletes push themselves, and strive to be the best they can be. Having the opportunity to reflect that attitude towards all ares of life.