Michael Morgan (rower)
|Michael Morgan OAM|
19 December 1946 |
|Occupation||Physical education teacher
|Olympic medal record|
|1968 Mexico City||Eights|
Michael Dennis Morgan OAM (born 19 December 1946) is an Australian former national champion and Olympic medal winning rower. He was an Olympic level national coach and a highly successful schoolboy coach over his twenty-five coaching career.
He won state championships in Sydney boats and titles for New South Wales. He rowed in the New South Wales King's Cup VIII for six consecutive years at the Australian Rowing Championships from 1968 to 1973, winning the national title in 1968 and 1972.
He coached New South Wales representative youth and King's Cup crews throughout the 1970s and 80s and went to a third Olympics as coach of the Australian VIII for the Montreal 1976.
He is a highly successful school coach. He coached the 1st VIII at Newington College, in partnership with Robert Buntine, for twenty-six years and in ten of those the school's crew won the Head of the River. For twenty of those years he was a teacher at the College and is now a member of the College Council.
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