Arthur Morton (American football)
Morton pictured in Reveille 1950, Mississippi State yearbook
|Born||June 12, 1914|
|Died||April 19, 1999
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Arthur W. "Slick" Morton (June 12, 1914 – April 19, 1999) was an American football player and coach. He served as 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.
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.
Morton's first head coaching position was the fifth head coach for the Lions and he held that position for the 1942 season. His coaching record at Southeastern Louisiana was 5 wins, 5 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 11th at Southeastern Louisiana in total wins and seventh at Southeastern Louisiana in winning percentage (0.500).
Virginia Military Institute
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 wins, 8 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 14th at VMI in total wins and 13th at VMI in winning percentage.
After his coaching days, Morton moved to Greenwood, Mississippi, entering business as a general contractor.
Head coaching record
|Southeastern Louisiana Lions (Independent) (1942)|
|VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1947–1948)|
|Mississippi State Maroons (Southeastern Conference) (1949–1951)|
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