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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Gilbert headed to National High School Hall of Fame

  • Former Tuckerman Coach Morgan Gilbert has been selected for the National High School Hall of Fame.
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  • Gilbert is the only high school coach in history to surpass 1,000 victories in both basketball and baseball and ranks among the top 10 all-time leaders in both sports. After concluding his remarkable 48-year career last year, including the past 40 years at Tuckerman High School, Gilbert ranked sixthall-time in baseball coaching victories with a 1,030-396 career mark and seventh all-time in basketball with a 1,077-593 career record. His teams competed in the state basketball playoffs 38 times and the state baseball playoffs 39 times.
    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame will be held on July 2, 2014 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.
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