DUNCANVILLE, Texas - A legend in Texas high school sports was suspended and her former team was put on probation Tuesday for recruiting violations.
Former Duncanville High School girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan resigned in February amid allegations that she violated the rules on recruiting players.
The University Interscholastic League, the state’s governing body for high school sports, called for an investigation centered around claims that Self-Morgan recruited a player from San Antonio by offering her mom a job and discounted housing.
In its own investigation, the Duncanville Independent School District found “insufficient evidence” of any wrongdoing. The UIL investigation found Self-Morgan guilty.
She was given a three-year suspension from coaching and a public reprimand. Duncanville’s girls basketball program will be on probation for the next two years.
In a statement, Duncanville ISD's Superintendent Marc Smith said he is glad the investigation is complete and wished the coach well in her retirement.
"We respect the UIL decision, and moving forward we will improve the processes in place to ensure they meet the expectations of UIL rules and regulations as well as Duncanville ISD," Smith said.
Self-Morgan spent 19 years at Duncanville High School and led the team to five state championships.