Jim Morgan, who helped rejuvenate the Westerville Central High School girls basketball program, has stepped down after two seasons as coach.

“I submitted my resignation to spend more time with family,” Morgan said. “It was a difficult decision.”

After going 1-22 in 2016-17, the Warhawks went 15-8 in Morgan’s first season and 10-14 this past season. Central went 9-11 in the OCC-Buckeye Division over the two seasons.

“I do feel we are leaving the program in better shape than when we arrived and that is a tribute to the kids and staff all buying in and working hard,” Morgan said. “We had great senior leadership these past two years and were able to put the program back to a competitive level. I’m thankful I was able to play a small part in turning it around.”

Before leading the Warhawks, Morgan went 15-31 in two seasons at Delaware. The Pacers went 10-13 in his second season after going 5-18 in his first.

Athletics director Andy Ey credits Morgan for turning around Central’s program.

“It’s certainly in a lot better place than it was when he got here,” Ey said. “We had good things going, so hopefully whoever comes in can build on that and keep it going.”

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