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).
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.