Coach Self-Morgan selected for top coaching honors

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Coach Cathy Self-Morgan celebrates win number 900 during 2013 season. (Tricia Virtue photo)

Starters Ciera Johnson and Tasia Foman are consoled by head coach Cathy Self-Morgan after a devastating 56-51 loss to Manvil in the State Tournament. (Olivia Davila photo)
Starters Ciera Johnson and Tasia Foman are consoled by head coach Cathy Self-Morgan after a devastating 56-51 loss to Manvil in the State Tournament. (Olivia Davila photo)

Duncanville girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan has received a pair of national coaching honors in the past week.

Self-Morgan, who led Duncanville to the state finals for the third season in a row and to a 105-game winning streak, was named the 2014 Naismith Trophy high school girls basketball coach of the year.

She is also one of eight finalists for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association high school coach of the year. The winner will be announced April 7 at the WBCA awards show in Nashville.

Self-Morgan has won three state championships at Duncanville — in 2003, 2012 and 2013. Top-ranked Duncanville lost its bid for a third straight championship this season in a 58-53 loss to No. 2 Manvel.

Self-Morgan is eight wins shy of 1,000 in her 35-year head coaching career with a 992-200 record.