Arthur Morton (American football)

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Arthur Morton
Arthur "Slick" Morton.png
Morton pictured in Reveille 1950, Mississippi State yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1914-06-12)June 12, 1914
Gilliam, Louisiana
DiedApril 19, 1999(1999-04-19) (aged 84)
Jackson, Mississippi
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1942Southeastern Louisiana
1949–1951Mississippi State
Head coaching record

Arthur Wilson "Slick" Morton Jr. (June 12, 1914 – April 19, 1999) was an American football player and coach. He was the head football coach at Southeastern Louisiana University (1942), the Virginia Military Institute (1947–1948), and Mississippi State University (1949–1951), compiling a career college football record of 22–31–2.

Playing career[edit]

Morton led Tallulah High to back-to-back state football championships in 1932 and 1933. Morton was personally recruited by Huey Long to attend LSU, where he played from 1934 through 1937, being named captain of the 1937 Tiger squad.

Coaching career[edit]

Southeastern Louisiana[edit]

Morton's first head coaching position was the fifth head coach at Southeastern Louisiana University and he held that position for the 1942 season. His coaching record at Southeastern Louisiana was 5–5 .[1]


Morton was named the 19th head coach for the Keydets and he held that position for two seasons, from 1947 until 1948. His career coaching record at VMI was 9–8–1.[2]

Later life[edit]

After his coaching days, Morton moved to Greenwood, Mississippi, entering business as a general contractor.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southeastern Louisiana Lions (Independent) (1942)
1942 Southeastern Louisiana 5–5
Southeastern Louisiana: 5–5
VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1947–1948)
1947 VMI 3–5–1 2–3–1 11th
1948 VMI 6–3 5–1 3rd
VMI: 9–8–1 7–4–1
Mississippi State Maroons (Southeastern Conference) (1949–1951)
1949 Mississippi State 0–8–1 0–6 12th
1950 Mississippi State 4–5 3–4 7th
1951 Mississippi State 4–5 2–5 11th
Mississippi State: 8–18–1 5–15
Total: 22–31–2


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