Written by SportsDayDFW.com
2013 Girls Basketball Coach, Newcomer of the Year: Another championship for Duncanville's Self-Morgan; Plano West's Chou excelled as freshman
COACH OF THE YEAR
Cathy Self-Morgan, Duncanville
There weren’t many ways for Self-Morgan and Duncanville to improve upon their 40-1 season and state championship in 2012. But they pulled it off. Self-Morgan guided the Pantherettes to a 42-0 record and a second straight 5A state title. Duncanville averaged a 27.4-point margin of victory in its seven playoff wins.
Did you know? Self-Morgan owns a 957-199 career record that includes six state titles. She has won three championships apiece at Austin Westlake and Duncanville.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Natalie Chou, Plano West, Fr., G, 6-0
Stats: Averaged 9.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the 5A Region II semifinalist. Chou was a 46 percent shooter from the floor.
Did you know? The freshman is already drawing interest from several schools in the Big 12. She was an all-tournament selection at the Sandra Meadows Classic, where she scored 18 points off the bench in a five-overtime win against League City Clear Springs.