Search for New Lee Football Coach is Now Over

Staff Report
NewsWest 9 Sports

MIDLAND - The search for a new Lee head football coach is over.

After much speculation about Permian Assistant Steve Freeman and Los Fresnos Head Coach Scott Ford, the new pick comes from 2-5A rival Lubbock Monterey.

M.I.S.D. plans to make the hire official at a Friday board meeting.

In his eleven seasons with the Plainsmen, Morton led the team to nine straight playoff appearances before realignment pitted Monterey against the Midland and Odessa teams.

Five of those postseasons included runs to the third round, and Morton's Friona squad made a trip to the State Semifinals in 1996.